"Summer miles bring autumn smiles” is a popular running adage, especially among high school and college cross country runners. The miles student-runners log during the summer often result in smiles when school reopens in autumn.
“Summer miles bring autumn smiles” has been cited in print since at least 2004 and has been printed on T-shirts.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
“If only our races were as short as our shorts”
Cross Country There’s no resting between plays No half times And no water breaks It’s you against time All Out All For The Team
I Have, I Can, And I Will Run
Summer miles bring Autumn smiles!
June 17 2005, 21:32:00 UTC
Summer miles bring autumn smiles
The Gigantic Book Of Running Quotations
By Amby Burfoot
New York, NY: Skyhorse Pub.
If cross-country were easy it would be called football.
Summer miles bring autumn smiles!
Cross-country runners do it in the woods.
You see, stars that clear have been dead for years, but the idea lives on.
Monday, November 29, 2010
When everything means nothing.
And on Orange Grove, I spotted three (I presume) high school runners. Two of them were wearing tie-dye t-shirts that said “Summer miles bring autumn smiles. Run. Sleep. Repeat.” I think they really needed an “eat” somewhere in there, but never mind.
The Voice-Tribune (Louisville, KY)
Dedicated South Oldham girls ready for State
Chris Cahill | September 8, 2011
South Oldham girls cross-country coach Stan Clark repeats the old runner’s adage often: “Summer miles bring autumn smiles.”
Spring Valley (MN) Tribune
11/1/2011 2:33:00 PM
Knights run their last race for 2011; Boys, 14th...Girls, 16th
By Bill Bentson
A few comments from outgoing coach Brian Hoff..."With my retirement, and Coach Calabrese going out with me, we would like to thank the athletes for being a good group to work with this year. We (the coaches) would also like to encourage more participation in cross-country and cannot emphasize enough the benefit of putting in the necessary summer miles to be successful. As retired Plainview coach Denny Ranta says, “Summer miles bring autumn smiles.”
Fergus Falls Area Runners
Friday, December 23, 2011
My therapist is the pavement. My drug is endorphins. My foe is the next hill. I am a runner.
Running a marathon is 90% mental toughness. The rest is in your head.
Running is a mental sport and we’re all insane.
Trample the weak. Hurdle the dead.
May the course be with you.
It’s funner with a runner.
There is no bench in cross-country.
If cross-country were easy, it would be called football.
Summer miles bring autumn smiles.
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