Motivational Quotes for Runners

Motivational quotes for runners is a great source of inspiration that gives you the will to keep trying and avoid quitting. Here are some of my favorite quotes about running:

Motivational Quotes for Runners

Motivational Quotes for Runners

You can’t talk yourself into shape. Either you can do it or you can’t ~ Frank Shorter

Let your running lead you to your diet ~Bill Rogers

I don’t believe in burnout. I believe in losing your appetite ~Pat Tyson

There are many ways to the top. The important things are the attitude of the athlete and the desire to get to the top ~ Herb Elliott

It’s not so much that you begin to run, but that you continued ~Hal Higdon

In the beginning you’ll likely say, “I run”. With more confidence, you’ll say, “I am a runner” ~Gloria Averbuch

When I first started running, I was so embarrassed I’d walk when cars passed me. I’d pretend I was looking at the flowers ~Joan Benoit Samuelson

Set a goal and a program for yourself, and everything else will follow. Guaranteed ~Amby Burfoot

Who cares what others think. Running is a personal satisfaction ~Kenny Moore

You need to start slowly, yes, but you do need to make an effort, you do need to push at times, a little beyond the point of comfort….

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run ~Jumbo Elliot

It’s not the doing of it that really counts, but doing it FIRST ~Norris McWhirter

Start every morning fresh and new. Let go of all past setbacks & disappointments. Don’t run with that baggage, run light and clear minded!

It can be tough juggling a family and running, but it can be done!

No time to run? Too bad, if you want it badly enough, you can find the time….

The beauty of starting lines: until you begin a new venture, you never know what awaits you ~Amby Burfoot

Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running ~Ted Corbitt

Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the person you were destined to be….

All runners, at one time or another, are beginners…

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired ~Jules Renard

Is it raining? That doesn’t matter. Am I tired? That doesn’t matter either. Then willpower will be no problem ~Emil Zatopek

For me, running is a great way to jump-start my day, boost my energy and have a few minutes to plan and prioritize my schedule ~Michael Dell

Doing something for yourself like running, and using  it to test yourself, will only make you feel better about your career or your family role  ~Joan Samuelson

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Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches

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