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Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method - run as hard as possible, for fear of losing - fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking - shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient - could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible. Building a mind so strong would take years of effort and discipline, but it would propel Kastor to the pinnacle of running - to American records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon - and to the accomplishment of earning America’s first Olympic medal in the marathon in 20 years.

Let Your Mind Run is a fascinating, intimate look inside the mind of an elite athlete, a remarkable story of achievement, and an insightful primer on how the small steps of cultivating positivity can give anyone a competitive edge.

©2018 Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critiques

"Inspiring, fascinating and insightful... Some inspirational books make you feel, 'Wow, I could never do that.' Let Your Mind Run makes you feel, 'Wow, I can be better today.' By focusing on the mind game, Kastor and Hamilton make this book practical for anyone trying to overcome the biggest impediments to climbing that next hill of growth." (Shawn Achor, New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential)

"Engaging... [ Let Your Mind Run] is a gift to all who are passionate about running and who seek to find balance with mental conditioning... A heartfelt and impressive memoir from one of America's treasured runners." (Booklist)

“There are running legends, and then there's Deena Kastor. I've always looked to Deena for inspiration in racing and in life. What she has accomplished is incredible, but how she's done it is fascinating. In her captivating new memoir, Kastor takes us on a run through her psyche so we can learn from a true master. Let Your Mind Run will fine tune your mindset for optimal performance both on and off the road!” (Scott Jurek, champion ultrarunner and New York Times best-selling author of Eat and Run)

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the spirit of running

So simple and so fantastic. Wonderful storytelling that communicates the spiritual nature of running. Elevating.

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  • steve finkelstein
  • 19/05/2018

Great book

If you ever seen Deena Kastor, she seems to smile A LOT. After reading the book, I now know that the smile reflects her way of thinking. I am not a positive thinking person. Sometimes I get put off by people who are overly positive. But that says more about me than it does about them. The thing I discovered in this book is that I could be positive, too. In my running. In the way I interact with people. In the way I live my life. I’m kind of an old fart, but I’m also willing to try new things that will make my life hopefully more enjoyable. This is a very enjoyable book, even if you don’t run. I would highly recommend it. Thanks, Ms. Kastor. Great job!

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  • 22/04/2018

Get Inspired

I've always admired Deena Kastor. Afer reading this book i admire her even more!!! I loved reading her story, hearing her perspective on racing. She has amazing mental strength and was able to reach her peak performance by changing the way she talked to herself and the way she reacted to negativity. She's a total badass!! I'm so inspired.I cant wait to incorporate her methods into my training. this book will make you want to go for a long run, it'll make you want to push yourself to the next level. Thank you Deena!!!

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  • 25/04/2018

Great book!!!

Absolutely excellent book. Such a great story and great lessons for sport and for life. Really enjoyable!! Very inspiring!

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  • Kaylene Giri
  • 27/04/2018

More of an autobiography with gold nuggets

Would you try another book from Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton and/or Deena Kastor?

Not really. The book focused too much on Kastor's career, with many details that did not enhance the overall point of mental traning.

Which character – as performed by Deena Kastor – was your favorite?

There is really only one character in this book.

Do you think Let Your Mind Run needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

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  • 27/04/2018

What a fine inspirational book!

This book spoke not just about running but about life. The joy that Deena encouraged in herself was so empowering for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Deeanna D Swartz
  • 19/10/2018

I loved that she read it!!

It is very well written and a great story of her life. It made my runs awesome!!

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  • 14/10/2018

My new favorite book

Deena does an amazing job telling her story. More importantly she shares her wisdom and grace. The power of positive is real and it’s revealed in this book.

This is my new favorite book. Thank you Deena, because of you and your words I am accepting that I am a runner regardless of the fact that I have struggled with believing it because I stopped running.

Time to put my shoes on and let this magnificent book encourage me to overcome my negative thinking and give me a reason to live again.

Inspiring.

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  • Henrik Westerlin (HkWe)
  • 04/10/2018

All through inspirational

Countless gold nuggets for runners at all levels. Also a great book for those who want to understand their running family members and friends. Will be turning back to it before my next big race events. Stay Positive!

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  • Chelsea Anderson
  • 25/09/2018

A Must Read

I’m about to run my first marathon. I think and hope I’m physically ready, but I KNOW I am mentally ready thanks to Deena’s incredible book. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  • Half Century of Wisdom
  • 24/09/2018

Engaging!

After hearing Deena Kastor’s quest to see what her body and mind could do in order to set marathon records, I have to challenge myself to question limits that I place on myself. What does Deena do that we don’t all do? She tries to see how much further she can push her own limits. She never rests in her laurels or the outcome of the last race. She is ever looking forward, ever striving for the next challenge. This story has a great ensemble cast of all of the people that guided and supported Deena’s quest. Her coaches, husband, and running partners all worked together to enable us to see how greatness occurs: the behind-the scenes wisdom, support, and encouragement of this ensemble combines with Deena’s own tenacity and emotional intelligence. Two key points: 1) Metaphorically speaking, Deena did not run alone. 2) Deena answered risk by simply running anyway! Her optimism overcame mental and physical obstacles. She trained her mind, as well as her body, to run.

Ever wonder what a runner thinks when they run? Read on! It is Deena’s candor, above all else, that will pull you into this fascinating journey...a marathon of sorts in its own way. You don’t want to give up on this story until you cross the finish line!

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  • Elisabeth Pelikan
  • 25/06/2018

Loved every minute! Highly recommend it!

I loved this audio book! If you want to listen to an inspirational running story, get it! If you want to give your running a new twist and get your mind to cooperate, get it! Thank you, Deena!