They say when you run a marathon you run the first 10 miles with your legs, the second 10 miles with your heart and the last 6 miles with your head. It’s a mental as well as physical game. As Michele say’s ‘Physical strength will get you to the start line, mental strength will get you to the finish line’.
I rely on a couple of thoughts and quotes to get me through my long runs, and in particular through the 26.2 miles (or more) of a marathon. I thought I’d share a few of my faves to help anyone running the London Marathon on Sunday, or any future marathons!
Some other great ones;
The main thing with whatever quote you choose to be ‘your’ quote is that it has to mean something to you. It has to evoke an emotion in you to keep pushing forward, to continue putting one foot in front of the other, even when everything in your body is screaming at you to stop.
The most powerful of quotes will go round and round your head, strengthening your willpower and help you dig deep when it hurts.
What would your favourite motivational quote be? What would be the mantra that would keep you running after 20+ miles?