Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.— Usain Bolt
Astounding Running Training quotations
It hurts, but that’s all it does. The most difficult part of the training is training your mind. You build calluses on your feet to endure the road. You build calluses on your mind to endure the pain. There’s only one way to do that. You have to get out there and run.
When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country, and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the difference?
To observe and watch one's own mind is something really interesting.
The untrained mind will run and follow its old habit patterns. Because it has not been trained and taught, it will get lost in all kinds of stories and issues. Therefore we have to train our mind. The meditation practice in Buddhism is all about training one's own mind.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.
I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend.
It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds
I was running to catch a train when one of my teachers saw me.
He thought I was fast, time me, and later gave me my first instructions in sprinting. I happened to be at the right place at the right time.
I always tell beginning runners: Train your brain first.
It's much more important than your heart or legs.
When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
I have a saying 'train, don't strain.
' The Americans have the saying 'no pain, no gain' and that's why they have no distance running champions. They get down to the track with a stopwatch and flog their guts out thinking that it'll make them a champion, but they'll never make a champion that way.
I don't think about the miles that are coming down the road, I don't think about the mile I'm on right now, I don't think about the miles I've already covered. I think about what I'm doing right now, just being lost in the moment.
I exercise about 40 minutes a day, and I'll run one day and do circuit training the next day. I live in an area where there are brilliant hills and mountains, so I get a good hill run with my dog. At home, I'll do the circuit training with old weights, along with pull-ups in the trees and that sort of stuff.
The only tactics I admire are do-or-die
I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment.
My mindset is: If I'm not out there training, someone else is.
Missing a train is only painful if you run after it! Likewise, not matching the idea of success others expect from you is only painful if that’s what you are seeking.
But talent—if you don't encourage it, if you don't train it, it dies.
It might run wild for a little while, but it will never mean anything. Like a wild horse. If you don't tame it and teach it to run on track, to pace itself and bear a rider, it doesn't matter how fast it is. It's useless.
Above all, train hard, eat light, and avoid TV and people with negative attitudes.
Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have Nature, and that is much better.
The mile has a classic symmetry....It's a play in four acts.
If the corporations have their way, the Earth will be killed, and that's in your lifetime. It's revolting to me that students are being trained to work in corporations. It's obscene to me that the corporations are running the world. We've got to get cross. Anger is an appropriate emotion.
I don't train. I just run my 3-15 miles a day.
Any idiot can train himself into the ground;
the trick is working in training to get gradually stronger.
If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy.
Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.
Anyone can run 20 miles. It's the next six that count.
Learn to run when feeling the pain, then push harder.
I think I get used to, even addicted to, the feelings associated with the end of a long training run. I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, starving, and sweat-purged. I love the good ache of muscles that have done me proud. I love the way a cold beer tastes later that afternoon. I love the way my body feels light and sinewy.
Run in places you love with people you like.
Enjoying your surroundings and training partners will strengthen your commitment to running and bring out the best in you.
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
Athletes need to enjoy their training.
They don't enjoy going down to the track with a coach making them do repetitions until they're exhausted. From enjoyment comes the will to win.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Long distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career - mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience.