Running Track Quotes

Running Track Quotes by Sebastian Coe, George A. Sheehan, Jesse Owens, Alan Armstrong, William Faulkner, Juma Ikangaa and many others.

I've always felt that long, slow distance produces long

I’ve always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners.
Sebastian Coe
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
George A. Sheehan
One chance is all you need.
Jesse Owens
Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.
Alan Armstrong
Don’t bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Juma Ikangaa
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
Lynn Jennings
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
Steve Prefontaine
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller
My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win… channel your energy. Focus.
Carl Lewis
When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting.
Doris Brown Heritage
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run
Steve Prefontaine
Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.
Steve Prefontaine
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius
The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
Ken Doherty
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
Lowell Thomas
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.
Frank Shorter
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Jesse Owens
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
Brooks Johnson
I run to see who has the most guts.
Steve Prefontaine
In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
Sam Snead
It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.
Ann Trason
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
Oprah Winfrey
A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
John Burroughs
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
The gun goes off and everthing changes… the world changes… and nothing else really matters.
PattiSue Plumer
The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.
Jesse Owens
American naturalist John Burroughs put it, “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
Jeff Olson
Art is nothing more than the shadow of humanity.
Henry James
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
Steve Prefontaine
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers
People called me “Slim” and “Daddy Long Legs.” My best friend Martine named me Daddy Long Legs after she saw me running track. She was making fun of me!
Shelley Hennig
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin
I’ve come to the possible conclusion that being a comedic writer/director is like running track. You do it for a certain amount of time and then you have to stop. Or you at least have to accept that you’re not going to be at the top of your game. And that’s OK.
David Wain
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.
Steve Prefontaine
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz