Running Quotes – Motivation for Running

I have come across a number of good quotes about running over the last year of so and thought I would share some of them here. I would love to hear other ones that you have…please use the comments to add yours.

“I’m going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my last race.” – Johnny Gray

“You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.” – Frank Shorter

“If you want to run, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek

“Jogging through the forest is pleasant, as is relaxing by the fire with a glass of gentle Bordeaux and discussing one’s travels. Racing is another matter. The frontrunner’s mind is filled with an anguished fearfulness, a panic, which drives into pain.” – Kenny Moore

“To a runner, a side stitch is like a car alarm. It signifies something is wrong, but you ignore it until it goes away.” – Anonymous

“Run Smart…Kick some Gluteus Maximus.” – Anonymous

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
-Japanese Proverb

“It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.” – Ann Trason

“The will to win means nothing if you haven’t the will to prepare.” – Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner