Favourite Running Quotes (Read 338 times)


    "The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running."  After running for 38 years of my 48 on Earth, this is appropriate for me.


      John 20:4.

        John 20:4.


        Hmmm...not a lot to go on, but he should probably increase his mileage and work in some tempos. Would get that down to sub 20 in a few weeks.

        Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
        We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes

          Jeremiah 2:25 - "do not run until your feet are bare and your throat is dry."


          In addition to being a hella marathon runner, (and bullfrog) Jeremiah believed in hydration and decent shoes. 

          In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion





          Bob Falfa

            I recall a quote from Joan Benoit that went something like:  When in doubt, go faster.

              Here are my two favorite quotes.


              "if you feel like crap... run faster.  You won't feel better, but at least you'll be done sooner."


              And a quote from Jeff here on these forums (and this is by far my favorite):


              "The long run puts the tiger in the cat, but if the cat's not strong enough the tiger just eats the cat and shits out a dead runner."

              Mostly harmless

                Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it. - Pre

                "It doesn’t matter how often you do it or how much you accomplish, in general, not running is a lot easier than running." - Meb Keflezighi


                  Today I do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what others can't

                    Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, an hour, a day or even a year, but eventually it will subside, and SOMETHING ELSE will take its place. If I quit, it will last forever.

                    Eric Thomas

                      5k  = 19.48 10/1/13

                    10k  = 45.28 4/16/13

                    Half Marathon = 1:38.53  Summer Sizzle 7/13/14

                    Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/12  4:39.11

                    Solo O Marathon 06/02/13  3:52:10

                    Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/13 3:40.34


                    registered pw

                      Running is a mental sport, we're all insane.

                      2017 goals:

                      sub 1:30 half 


                        "If you're going to fall over, do it near an aid station"

                        'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'


                        "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher


                        "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

                          "I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes." - Tom Petty

                          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus