A mantra is a motivating chant, like “I can do this” that you repeat to yourself typically at a stage in the race you find difficult. They are surprisingly powerful and distract your mind from fatigue and errant thoughts that may sabotage your performance. Below is a section to write down your mantra(s) for a particular race or discipline and we’ve also included some popular ones to get you started.

  1. I am fast
  2. I am fearless
  3. I am grateful
  4. I am strong
  5. I am the sh*t!
  6. I can
  7. I got this
  8. I trust my training
  9. I trust myself
  10. I'm doing this for me
  11. I've done it before I can do it again
  12. Just breathe
  13. Just keep moving
  14. Left Right Repeat
  15. One mile at time
  16. PR or ER
  17. Stop thinking and move
  18. Think strong, be strong, finish strong.
  19. This is what you came for
  20. Today I am perfect