Running Quotes

Most popular running quotes

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Mental preparation is perhaps the most neglected factor in racing.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
You don't stop running because you get old. You get old because you stop running.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
Is the quick and stoic stepper going to spawn a secondary event- a maternithon for expectant mothers?
Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life.
The way to activate your fat-burning furnace is by staying below your aerobic threshold—your hard-breathing point—during your endurance runs.
There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life.  But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you.
If you are not afraid to just go out and compete, then you will run your best race. But if you go out with a fear of something, even against yourself or against the clock, then you have lost the race before you start.
The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle— when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.