Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory

Narrated by:
Deena Kastor

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
29
Narrator
12
Release Date
April 2018
Duration
9 hours 2 minutes
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Deena Kastor is one of the greatest bodies in distance running, but this book captures what is so groundbreaking about her mind.”—Alexi Pappas, Olympian, writer, and filmmaker

“Inspiring, fascinating, and insightful. Practical for anyone trying to overcome the biggest impediments to climbing that next hill of growth.”—Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential

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—brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance on legendary coach Joe Vigil, who had started the first professional distance-running team in the US. At his Colorado training center, she encountered the notion that 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 twenty 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 possibility can give anyone a competitive edge.
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Jaime Vega

Absolutely wonderful book This book had made me fall back in love with running, after religiously running for most of my life and stopping in mid 20's I feel I found a way to enjoy the small things thanks to this beautiful work. Thank you Deena

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Anonymous

I really enjoyed this book. Deena was not only east to connect with, but I was also very impressed with her as a narrator. She did a better job narrating then a lot of professionals. She was very open and let herself be vulnerable in this book. I also appreciated the length of her book. I’ve only been running for a couple of years and to be honest I hadn’t heard of her before this. I’m definitely a fan now. Was definitely worth my monthly credit. Great job!

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Rose H.

Entertaining and motivating

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Christina D.

As an avid runner since junior high I truly felt like she was talking to me. Very inspiring.

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Nikai B.

If you believe that the mind has a direct impact on Your physical performance and in your everyday life then you need to read this .

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Amy V.

Loved this! I was totally inspired!

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Sarah M.

I loved this, highly recommend

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