Nothing is Impossible

Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.

Kara Goucher, Olympic long-distance runner

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.

Kim Cowart, runner and journalist

Therapy

Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days…I run, pound it out on the pavement, channel that energy into my legs, and when I’m done with my run, I’m done with it.

Rob Haneisen, runner

Run for Joy

Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.

Julie Isphording, former Olympic runner

Train Insane

Don’t dream of winning, train for it!

Mo Farah, Olympic long-distance runner

Run for Life

If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner.

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Back to the Beginning

You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.

Steve Prefontaine, international track star

Magic

Our running shoes have magic in them. The power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle.

Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl

It Gets Easier

What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up.

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Never Give Up

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.

Dean Karnazes, ultramarathon runner

Sports Psychology Articles

Top 2 Mental Tips for Comrades

Top 2 Mental Tips for Comrades

Tip #1: Turn it into a series of games
Joe Simpson was left for dead high up in the Andes Mountains after he fell into a crevasse and his climbing partner made the unenviable decision to cut the rope that held them together*. Simon Yates had held on for as long as he could, but he was slipping towards the crevasse himself and Joe was unresponsive on the other end, dangling into the abyss. Rather than both die, Simon had to cut the rope and live with the sickening knowledge that Joe was dead.
But Joe was not dead.

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Success vs Mastery

Success vs Mastery

Have you ever been so close to your goal that you could almost taste victory … but you fell just short? Those near misses, almost’s, not quite’s are familiar to all of us and can be very frustrating and disappointing. Nobel Prize winning behavioural economists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky investigated this feeling back in the 19080’s.

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How to keep strong during struggle

How to keep strong during struggle

What are the things that make you weep? Maybe its battling with losing that race after you trained so hard for it, maybe it’s trying to fit in the 101 things you need to do everyday and still find time for yourself… The really important question is: how do we turn these struggles in to something beautiful?

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