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Please post any good motivational phrase here





  • Can't let my brother win!!!
    Can't let my brother win!!!
    Can't let my brother win!!!
    Can't let my brother win!!!
  • In a similar vein to nicknofinger my wife has a mantra when the going gets tough.

    I got up Ditchling Beacon
    I got up Ditchling Beacon
    I got up Ditchling Beacon
    I got up Ditchling Beacon

    She started using it after the 2006 London - Brighton bike ride. She cycled all the way to the top.

    I didn't
  • You can rest when your dead!
  • You can rest when your dead
    That was said to my mate after he struggled to get up a hill on his mountain bike.

    It's gone down in history as one of those sayings.
  • Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up
    It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed
    Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up
    It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve
    It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle
    when the sun comes up you'd better be running
    But unless you're a runner you won't understand
  • More Human Than Human!

    (good song too )
  • Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming....

    (kids Nemo film!)
  • aoneill69 wrote:
    Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming....

    (kids Nemo film!)
    Love it!
  • this has cost me a fortune,
    i look ridiculous,
    don't let me be slow as well!
  • Push! Push! Push!

    Simple and effective. Especially when the GAT officer is screaming it at you as you go past on the bike!

    If things get tough I also visualise myself on the Queen K or running Ali'i Drive then ask myslef would I quit if I was there....no, then keep going.
  • Go hard or go home!
  • love these...

    In response to a critics question "what are you on, man". "What am I on...I am on my bike 6 hours a day bustin ass". LArmstrong

    "If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record"
  • vetboyvetboy Posts: 21
    A few of my favourites:

    Pain is weakness leaving the body.

    You don't do it to prove how fast you are, you do it to prove how tough you are.

    What would Chuck Norris do?

    And my favourite is a Winston Churchill quote: If you're going through hell, keep going"
  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    As my Dad (a lifelong runner) said to me shortly before he died and when I told him I had entered my first Triathlon
    'Keep it up'

    Now whenever I flag I just hear those words and keep it up.
  • My all time favourite when the going gets tough out there is -
    "If it was easy, everyone would be doing it"
  • ShaggyShaggy Posts: 140
    I coach at a kids cycling session couple of times a month with local bike club. This Sat afternoon, pouring rain, driving wind, 4 year old whizzing round and round the cones set out on the tennis courts with a massive grin on his face, legs spinning like crazy on his 12" wheeled bike going "clockwork legs, clockwork legs, clockwork legs"

  • sportevesporteve Posts: 141
    i dont know what'll keep me going on the umpteenth bike mile of my planned HIM next year but in my hard sessions what does the trick is this:

    '...now pay...!!! pay for the wine, pay for the mars bar..pay for the session you missed....'

    the list goes on....masochistic but it works...!
  • "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." Confucius

    I'm having this engraved on my RoadID band ready for IM training.
  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    Why the F**k did you train for this if you're going to stop now? Get in gear and keep going!

    Harsh but true (and a lot less sweary than normal), and it works to keep me moving
  • When you get to the point when your really digging in...I like to motivate myself by imagining how I'll feel when I hear the words............


    Works everytime
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    I think the words you are an Ironman are magic words. I have heard them myself as I havent done one. But wow that would make me feel 50 feet tall!

    For me its if you dont that piece of cake will make you fatter!
  • andyb99andyb99 Posts: 229
    i like this thread.

    finishing near the back so you don't have to (bcttt inspired)
    somebody has to come last...might as well be me
    i might not win it but i'm in it

    seriously though, a similar one to earlier is what i say to myself

    ' if it was easy you wouldn't bother trying to do it'
  • BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    Can't recall which tri website it is from, but I do like the 'If it was easy it would be called football.' qoute.

    If we fix a goal & work toward it, then we are never just passing time.
  • Winter miles... Summer smiles
  • HarryDHarryD Posts: 425
    Just go back from a couple of hours submarine cycling. Cold, wet & tired all I could repeat to myself was:

    "Sometimes you have to do the things you don't want to so that you can do the things that you do"
  • JFDI always works for me.

    "Just ******* do it"
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