Motivational Cross Country Running Quotes by William James, Roger Bannister, William Faulkner, Don Kardong, Bill Bowerman, Percy Cerutty and many others.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Don’t bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
If you run 100 miles a week, you can eat anything you want – Why? Because (a) you’ll burn all the calories you consume, (b) you deserve it, and (c) you’ll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
Run hard, be strong, think big!
Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
Mind is everything. Muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
It is a paradox to say the human body has no ‘limit.’ There must be a limit to the speed at which men can run. I feel this may be around 3:30 for the mile. However, another paradox remains – if an athlete manages to run 3:30, another runner could be found to marginally improve on that time.
The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart.
Only think of two things – the report of the pistol and the tape. When you hear one, run like hell until you break the other.
The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
I run because it’s my passion, and not just a sport.
My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.