Alright, Broad Streeters: We have officially entered The Zone. This is the period before a race when you really start psyching yourself up. Your Saturday long runs are behind you, you’re strategically crafting your playlist (oh wait, we took care of that already), and all that’s left on your training calendar are a few short jogs to keep your blood flowing and mind focused. Now’s the time to have a little mental pep rally to get you pumped for Sunday’s big race.
Which is where this post comes in. We compiled our favorite clips from movies and TV shows that never fail to inspire us to greatness. Rudy? Rocky? Braveheart? C’mon—this stuff is priceless.
Coach Eric Taylor packs a wealth of inspiration into five seasons of the greatest show ever filmed—I mean, Friday Night Lights. Thank God New York magazine’s Vulture blog went though and spliced them all together.
From deep in the archives we bring you this scene from Network. Yes, it’s time—time for you to get mad as hell.
“Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy!”
“Forget about the crowds, the size of the school, their fancy uniforms, and remember what got you here.” We will, Gene Hackman, we will!
Let Scottish independence be your inspiration (if you can make sense of the accents, of course).
The obligatory: Rockyyyyyy.
Remember: You’re the best. Arrrround.
Every time Tom Hanks says the word “baseball,” just swap it out in your head for “running” and you’re golden.
If LL Cool J can get hyped on this, so can you.
Quack, quack, quack!
“You make sure that they remember—forever—the night they played the Titans.”