A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 12, 2012
“The faster you run, the faster you’re done” (running adage)

’The faster you run, the faster/sooner you’re done” is a cross country saying that has been printed on T-shirts. “The faster you run, the sooner you’re done” has been cited in print since at least 1997. “The faster you run, the faster you’re done” (the version printed on the most T-shirts) has been cited in print since at least 2006.


17 September 1997, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), “Atlantic Boys Take Six of Top 10 Spots” by R. D. Swets, pg. 6C:
The one that moved her to her individual victory, however, was a bit more prosaic: “The faster you run, the sooner you’re done.”

Marine Corps Recruit Forum
Lithium
08-11-06, 04:20 PM
The Thing about running is, the faster you run, the sooner you’re done! :D

Yahoo! Answers
Original cross country quotes? (Asked October 7, 2007—ed.)
(...)
The saying that is on the back of our cross country shirts this year is:

The Cross Country Philosophy:
The faster you run the faster you’re done.

I don’t know if I have the spelling correct for philosophy or not. sorry. But yeah, I really like that quote. And it is so true. When we run the mile in P.E. and I am lapping everyone for the second time I tell them that the faster they run the faster that they will be done. I think that it is pretty smart.

Happy running!
5 years ago

Google Books
Run Like a Mother:
How to get moving—and not lose your job, family, or sanity

By Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea
Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel
2010
Pg. 18:
“The faster you run, the faster you’re done.” —DaNa (runs when her daughter is at ballet or kids are at tennis lessons.)

Connecticut Post
Running 101: Taking it one step at a time
Sandra Diamond Fox, Contributing Writer
Published 06:15 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2010
Just don’t stop. Just don’t stop.

I can run all day. I can run all night.

The faster you run, the faster you’re done.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • (0) Comments • Tuesday, June 12, 2012 • Permalink