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Best Running Mantras

Do you have a running mantra? a mantra or a word or phrase that you can repeat to yourself to cope with the pain that comes with running. It can be an invaluable tool while running a marathon.

My favorite running mantra – It’s a piece of cake…my high school rugby coach loved saying this and I have never forgotten it.

I have looked around the internet for some fabulous running mantras.

Running mantras from runners at Cool Running

  1. You think this is pain? This is not pain, this is you getting your butt in shape. Now move it!
  2. I will survive
  3. You are a runner this is what you do
  4. Of course I can do it…I’m a warrior.
  5. Relax and flow.

Other good running mantras

  1. Pain is only temporary
  2. Nothing lasts forever
  3. Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body – Famous Marine Corps Saying
  4. I may not be fast, but I sure ain’t last.

Largest USA Marathons : Top 15 USA Marathons

2009 largest U.S. marathons, listed by number of timed finishers

1. New York City, 43,660

2. Chicago, 33,60

3. Boston, 22,843

4. Marine Corps, D.C., 21,405

5. Honolulu, 20,323

6. Walt Disney, Orlando, 14,948

7. Los Angeles, 14,125

8. Rock ’n’ Roll, San Diego, 13,391

9. Twin Cities, 8,474

10. Portland, Ore., 8,166

11. Philadelphia, 7,494

12. Rock ’n’ Roll, Phoenix 6,444

13. Grandma’s, 5,998

14. Rock ’n’ Roll, San Antonio, 5,906

15. Rock ’n’ Roll, Las Vegas, 5,888

Source: Running USA