Welcome to our curated collection of motivational running quotes! Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a casual jogger, every runner knows that sometimes the toughest part of your workout isn’t physical – it’s mental.
That’s where the right words can make all the difference. Dive into our handpicked quotes that will inspire you to push through the pain, relish the runner’s high, and remember why you started in the first place.
Motivational Running Quotes To Inspire Your Next Run!
“I run because it always takes me where I want to go.” -Dean Karnazes
“Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first!” – Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide
“Never limit where running can take you. I mean that geographically, spiritually, and, of course, physically” – Bart Yasso
“Our running shoes have magic in them. The power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle.” -Mina Samuels
“Today’s hard workout is tomorrow’s warm up”
“The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Paolo Coelho
“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett
“Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami
“I breathe in strength and breathe out weakness.” – Amy Hastings Cragg
“A runner is real when she takes the first step.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
“Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.” – Julie Isphording
“Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.” – Kim Cowart
“It’s very hard at the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually, you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” – George Sheehan, M.D.
“I think I get addicted to the feelings associated with the end of a long run. I love feeling empty” – Kristin Armstrong
“Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.” – Kara Goucher
“Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days…I run, pound it out on the pavement, channel that energy into my legs, and when I’m done with my run, I’m done with it.” – Rob Heneisen
“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 Benoit
“I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” – Meb Keflezighi
“Success isn’t how far you go but the distance you travel from where you started.” – Steve Prefontaine
“One skill that separates good from almost-good runners is an ability to concentrate for an entire race, whether it is a mile or a marathon.” – Kara Goucher
“Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” – Mo Farah
“A one hour run is 4% of your day. No excuses.” – Unknown
“You can’t stop the voice inside your head from telling you to quit.”
“Ask yourself can I give more? The answer is usually Yes” – Paul Tergat
“All you need is the courage to believe in yourself and put one foot in front of the other.” -Kathrine Switzer
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
“When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.” -Haile Gebrselassie
“The real marathon is never the race, but the preparation leading up to it.” -John Hanc