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Runners cross the finish line of the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon at Walt Disney World.

Training Mantras From a Galaxy Far, Far Away!

Whether you're preparing for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend or for a run at home, every runner needs a little motivation when training. As recommended by official runDisney training consultant and Olympian Jeff Galloway, runners should find and use a mantra to keep focus and stay in a positive mindset. Try a few of these motivational quotes from the Star Wars films for a "impressive, most impressive" training run:


Family dressed in a Yoda costume
"Do or do not, there is not try." – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back


Runners at the start line of Star Wars 10K
"Your focus determines your reality." – Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace


adult man in Han Solo costume with Chewbacca
"Never tell me the odds." – Han Solo, The Empire Strikes Back


Star Wars Half Marathon medals
"Do what must be done. Do not hesitate. Show no mercy." – Darth Sidious, Revenge of the Sith


adult women posing in Darth Vader running shirt
"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." – Yoda, Revenge of the Sith


Runners cheering at Star Wars Half Marathon finish line
"The Force will be with you. Always." – Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope


Jump from training to light speed in just a few parsecs and join us for both the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side race weekend. Both events have spots remaining, so sign up today!


For more runDisney running tips from Jeff Galloway, visit here. To download running programs designed for each runDisney race, visit here.