Great Running Quotes

It was cold and dreary out today. I still have a food hangover from my weekend in Ridgway. I needed motivation. And like most readers, I can usually find motivation in a good quote. Here are a few great ones that got me off the couch and out the door today for a (slow) 3.4 miles…


“Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction.” -William James (from Scott Jurek‘s book Eat & Run)

“When you run on the earth and with the earth, you can run forever.” -Raramuri Proverb (from Born to Run)

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine

Just for fun:

“It’s the road signs, ‘Beware of lions.” -Kip Lagat, Kenyan distance runner, on why his country produces so many great runners

“You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” -Gatorade

Great Running Quotes

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