Sometimes we all need a motivation boost before our runs, right? Before my long runs on the weekend I need them the most. Waking up early to have the road for yourself and run your 13 ++ miles needs that extra push some days. I rounded up the 10 best inspirational running quotes to help get you moving and keep you fueled through your next long run. Lace up your shoes, and read on.
My 10 favorite inspirational running quotes
“It’s supposed to be hard. The hard is what makes it great.” — Unknown
“Don’t dream of winning, train for it!” — Mo Farah
“There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” — Dean Karnazes
“I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.” — Unknown
“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
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” —Dean Karnazes
“I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” — Unknown
“Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon.” -Fred Lebow
“Don’t fear moving slowly forward…fear standing still.” -Kathleen Harris
“It does not matter how slowly you do so long as you do not stop.” -Confucius
Sabrina Wieser is a running expert based in New York City and the founder of Runningbrina - She is a USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level 5 Endurance Certified Coach and experienced marathon runner. She completed over 35 long-distance races and helped over 200 clients to cross their personal finish line. Her expertise in enhancing running performance through training and nutrition has been recognized by many within the running community and different media outlets such as Huffington Post, the Dr Oz Show and adidas running.