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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Positive Motivational Messages for Running

Here we go again. The Boston Marathon is only 4 days away.  Self doubt begins to set in as I begin to question this 3 week taper.
The shorter runs this week have left me with more energy during the day but heavier legs when I run. It's time to bring in the motivational words of fellow runners. Those mantras that keep us all going when the going gets tough.

Positive motivational words to say to yourself during the run when your legs get heavy and your body wants to quit. 

*My all time personal favorite is "This is such a short time in the rest of your day, you can do this."

• The faster I run, the faster I'm done.  It's only x number of miles and I can do that in my sleep.

• When you think about walking...run harder.

• Taking it one step at a time will take me the distance!

• Think "easy" to relax the mind, focus on the body, check stride and breathing, and make adjustments to keep going..

• Constantly remind yourself that the hard parts are behind you, so all you have to do is jog on in to the home base.

• Focus! I can do this!

• You are powerful, you can power through.

• I just tell myself that I'm better than this and that I've never been a quitter.

• If this was easy everybody would be doing it

• Just simply remind yourself why you are doing it!

• This is what I train for...suck it up!!!

• Pain is temporary, but pride is forever.

 Good luck Marathoners.  You made it to the start, you'll make it to the finish.  April 16th, 2012, my 2nd Boston Marathon.  Here I come.

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2 comments:

G. said...

I love Nike's new (or at least I think it's new) slogan: "Quitters don't run, runners don't quit".

Good luck for Sunday!

G. said...

I was looking for the results of your marathon and I realized that it's today and not yesterday as I thought! Good luck again!