# 53 – Deena Kastor, fastest American Women’s Marathoner and author of “Let Your Mind Run” on her running and life philosophy, career and book

Deena Kastor, fastest American Women’s Marathoner and author of “Let Your Mind Run” on her running and life philosophy, career and book

Show Notes

02:00 – Deena gets into running at age 11

04:05 – Let your Mind Run book – what can you expect

06:30 – Coach Vigil and “good attitude”

09:20 – Deena’s “misunderstanding” with running till turning professional

11:20 – “Winning” and “Losing”

14:50 – Letting go of mental expectations

16:30 –  Talent is not everything

19:10 – Addressing negative thoughts with positive thoughts

23:30 – Transformation of US distance running from 2000 and medal at Athens Olympics

28:20 – Breaking the American Women’s marathon record in 2006 at London

30:55 – Injury at Beijing Olympics in 2008 and return

35:30 – Setting the American Women’s Marathon masters record in 2015 at Chicago

40:50 – Is the marathon pushing out shorter distances like 5K

43:35 – Views on ‘faster’ shoes

48:00 – Breaking-2 hour barrier in the marathon

49:45 – Plans for 2021 and beyond

51:20 – Recommendations on resources

Follow Deena

Deena Kastor’s Book: Let your Mind Run – Amazon Link

Website: deenakastor.com

Cultivating Optimism with Deena (on Airbnb): Cultivating Optimism with Deena

Instagram: @deena8050

Twitter: @DeenaKastor

Recommendations on resources

Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin – Amazon Link

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor – Amazon Link

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