The mental aspect of training for a triathlon is just as vital as the physical.

You take care of your body during your tri training, but what are you doing to keep your mind right during training? You can cycle all the miles, swim all the laps, and complete all the brick workouts. But if you’re not in the right state of mind on race day, you won’t be fully prepared.

Many people use quotes or short sayings to keep themselves positive when the going gets tough. Folks memorize and repeat these sayings over and over when they need an extra push to get through a tough portion of training. If you’re in need of a motivational push, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to strengthen your state of mind with our favorite motivational quotes to keep you inspired to tri.

Hover the images and click through to find the quote that speaks most to you . With the help of these motivational quotes, you’ll be that much more prepared for your upcoming tri!

These motivational quotes will get you over the hump

It happens to us all. Rookies and Veterans. Young and old. Fast and… not as fast. There isn’t an athlete in this world who has a great race or the perfect workout every single time. Life happens. Kids get sick. Work calls and you have to travel for several days. Weather doesn’t cooperate. FLAT. TIRES. Family obligations. Friends want to go out the night before. The list can go on and on. The bottom line is you need to get past those obstacles. At times it’s simple. Other times it’s not. Give these motivational quotes a read the next time your training hits a bump in the road or you have a bad race.

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“If you don’t risk anything you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“Even if you’re on the right track you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; then suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi