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Motivational Running Quotes

Get Inspired With These Running Quotes


Updated May 16, 2014

  • "To get to the finish line, you'll have to try lots of different paths."
    -Amby Burfoot

  • "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
    -Muhammad Ali

  • "Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
    -Edward Stanley

  • "What is the purpose of any one workout? Enjoyment? Improvement? Coach said so? Whatever, the hour you run often is the best hour of the day."
    -Hal Higdon, running coach and writer

  • "It is better, I think, to begin easily and get your running to be smooth and relaxed and then to go faster and faster."
    - Henry Rono

  • "The advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability -- consistency, a sane approach, moderation and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life."
    -Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston and four NYC marathons

  • "Many people shy away from hills. They make it easy on themselves, but that limits their improvement. The more you repeat something, the stronger you get."
    - Joe Catalano

  • "Methinks that the moment my legs began to move, my thoughts began to flow."
    - Henry David Thoreau

  • "Play not only keeps us young but also maintains our perspective about the relative seriousness of things. Running is play, for even if we try hard to do well at it, it is a relief from everyday cares."
    - Jim Fixx

  • "If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion."
    - Robert Pirsig


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