Everyone needs a little running inspiration from time to time and what better way than with inspirational running quotes! Below are some quotes that I have found especially motivating. I also have a list of a few websites that offer inspirational running quotes as well!
“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”
– Oprah Winfrey –
“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”
– Bart Yasso –
Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.
– Steve Prefontaine –
There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.
– Nike –
We are different, in essence, from other men.
If you want to win something, run 100 meters.
If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
– Emil Zatopek –
I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds.
Run the first part with your head,
the middle part with your personality,
and the last part with your heart.
– Mike Fanelli –
There is nothing to be intimidated about – it’s just another long run where a few more people show up and they happen to wear numbers.
– Wesley Stafford –
Everything you ever wanted to know about yourself you can learn in 26.2 miles.
– Lori Culnane –
If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a board and knock me down, because that means I didn’t run hard enough
– Steve Jones –
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves. The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.
– Roger Bannister –
Good things come slow – especially in distance running.
– Bill Dellinger –
Links to Inspirational Running Quotes:
- Motivational Running Quotes (about.com)
- Motivational Quotes (Run Bulldog Run)
- The Greatest Inspirational Running Quotes
What are your favorite inspirational running quotes? Is there one that really gets you motivated and ready to run? Comment below!