I don’t know about you, but sometimes the rigors of training for that next big marathon can wear you out not only physically, but mentally as well. As we all know…having a strong mental game is KEY to being a successful distance runner! Here are some mantras I like to always keep in my back pocket.
1. Hills are speedwork in disguise.
2. Run the mile you’re in.
3. I’m in it for the long run!
4. Those are not hills…they’re mounds of opportunity.
5. Run to start the weekend…(one of my favorites)
6. Trust your training. Hard work pays off!
7. Trust those legs, they’re stronger than you think.
9. Run now…wine later (or whatever your favorite adult beverage of choice)
10. Don’t stop, get it get it!
11. Just breathe.
What are some of your favorite mantras for the long run?
21 thoughts on “11 Mantras to Use on Your Next Long Run.”
These are awesome mantras especially for the long, boring runs lol
BTW: I think I am doing this race if you dont have one already planned 🙂
Well for me long runs are not boring but I know what you mean…I’m an only child so I’ve gotten really good at entertaining myself!! Plus I’ve been running long for many years…experience makes a huge difference. As well as being consistent.
5k sounds great! I have a few marathons I’ve signed up for so I can’t commit right now but you enjoy!
Lol!!!! We are only child twins!!!… Running with my dog helps the entertainment factor but I think I need to change up my scenery. I run around my neighborbood so might need to do a run around the lake. I think I am doing a 10k in March so I will let you know 🙂
Yeah I have a half marathon that month, the Irving Marathon in April, possible ultra in May, and the San Diego Marathon in June! Happy running!
You are a beast!!!!💪🏽💪🏽
Thanks for these mantras! I always like, that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! 🙂
Absolutely! That one is perfection!!
Okay you win… I’ll take a run after work. Thanks for the motivation!
Anytime girl!! Thank you for your SPINspiration!
I use some of these mantras in the marathon of life.
YES!!! The marathon of life definitely needs its mantras!
Perfect! Think I might print these out and keep in my pocket and tape on my wall in front of my treadmill 👍🏼
Do it girl! 🙂 🙂
haha these are good ones. i try to tell myself, “you’re healthy. you’re ABLE to do this. you’re CHOOSING to do this. you LIKE this.” it seems to work. 🙂
Yes!! Doing what we love to do & having that gratitude makes a huge difference in the long run!!!
This is amazing! Totally love it. I guess I use: “Just go go go, don´t think about it…enjoy the fresh air, enjoy the sweat…this is your meditation….go…don´t think….go….” But i totally should include some of yours into my next run!
Go go go! 🙂 I love it!!!
That´s really the only thing I need to do…go… 😉 Thanks!
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This is amazing for the cold weather runs right now. Go check out Thedancingrunner, she´s an amazing runner, like really! But now, let´s get running…
Thanks so much for the shout out!!!
For you, always;-)