Motivational Cross Country Running Quotes by Priscilla Welch, Clarence DeMar, Neil Armstrong, Bill Bowerman, Robert de Castella, Jesse Owens and many others.
If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.
The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart.
A lot of people don’t realize that about 98 percent of the running I put in is anything but glamorous: 2 percent joyful participation, 98 percent dedication! It’s a tough formula. Getting out in the forest in the biting cold and the flattening heat, and putting in kilometer after kilometer.
I always loved running…. It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
Mind is everything. Muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.
When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.
Onions make me sad. A lot of people don’t realize that.
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.
My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!