Some of my favorite motivational quotes to get you up and running.
I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
I just run as hard as I can for 20 miles, and then race.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
I run with my head, my heart and my guts, because physically, I don’t think I’ve got a great deal of talent or ability. I started at the bottom and worked up.
If you set your aim too high and don’t fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
Sport, like all life, is about taking your chances.
What matters is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
You find out by trial and error what the optimal level of training is. If I found I was training too hard, I would drop it back for a day or two. I didn’t run for five days before the sub-four-minute mile.
Life (and running) is not all about time but about our experiences along the way.
If a man coaches himself, then he has only himself to blame when he is beaten.