Here are 10 motivational quotes to keep you inspired and poised to run your best.
COMMITMENT1 of 11
"We all have dreams, in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."
- Jesse Owens
Olympic gold-medalist runner
WINNING2 of 11
"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose."
- Wilma Rudolph
Olympic gold-medalist sprinter
TRAINING3 of 11
"I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment. My mindset is: If I'm not out there training, someone else is."
- Lynn Jennings
American long-distance runner
PAIN4 of 11
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
- Lance Armstrong
Seven-time winner of the Tour de France
DUTY5 of 11
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
- Steve Prefontaine
Legendary long-distance runner who held seven American track records
SOLITUDE6 of 11
"Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet."
- Doris Brown Heritage
First woman to run sub 5-minute indoor mile
COURAGE7 of 11
"There will be days when I don't know if I can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime knowing that I have."
OPTIMISM8 of 11
"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."
- Doug Larson
English gold-medalist runner
SPIRIT9 of 11
"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic."
- Tim Noakes
Professor, runner in more than 70 marathon and ultra-distance events
ACCOMPLISHMENT10 of 11
"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running."
- Sarah Condor