What goes on in the mind of an athlete a few seconds before the race? Is he thinking about the finish line? Ask Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt, or any other great athlete. You will find that geniuses are hardly ever bothered about the outcome of the race. Good athletes believe in enjoying every moment of the race. If you want to be a good athlete, read these running quotes to fire up your inspiration.
Erma Bombeck: The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Jimmy Carter: Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.
George Sheehan: The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.
Abe Lemmons: I don’t jog. If I die I want to be sick.
Arnold Hano: There is an itch in runners.
Frank Shorter: You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.
Sebastian Coe: I’ve always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners.
Steve Prefontaine: A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.
Joan Van Ark: Running is my church.
Johnny Gray: I’m going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my last race.
Babe Ruth: Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.
Satchel Paige: Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Clarence DeMar: Run like hell and get the agony over with.
Bill Clinton: Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.
Bill Rodgers: The marathon can humble you.
Maurice Greene: To be number one, you have to train like your number two.
Ato Boldon: When the gun shoots, you got to go.
Paavo Nurmi: I ran for myself, not Finland.
Victoria Wood: Jogging is for people who aren’t intelligent enough to watch television.
Oprah Winfrey: Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.