Running and Fitness With Raj

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

May 17, 2021 Rajagopal Anapuzha Episode 53
Running and Fitness With Raj
# 53 – Deena Kastor, fastest American Women’s Marathoner and author of “Let Your Mind Run” on her running and life philosophy, career and book
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Episode Summary
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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Deena gets into running at age 11
Let your Mind Run book – what can you expect
Coach Vigil and “good attitude”
Deena’s “misunderstanding” with running till turning professional
Winning and losing
Letting go of mental expectations
Talent is not everything
Addressing negative thoughts with positive thought
Transformation of US distance running from 2000 and medal at Athens Olympics
Breaking the American Women’s marathon record in 2006 at London
Injury at Beijing Olympics in 2008 and return
Setting the American Women’s Marathon masters record in 2015 at Chicago
Is the marathon pushing out shorter distances like 5K
Views on ‘faster’ shoes
Breaking-2 hour barrier in the marathon
Plans for 2021 and beyond
Recommendations on resources