Train like Olympic marathoner and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi
With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years.
Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More importantly, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to the 2014 Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.
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About the Author
Meb Keflezighi's victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon made him the first American man to win the race in 31 years. He's won more than a dozen national titles and is a three-time US Olympian. Meb is also the founder of the MEB Foundation, which funds programs that promote fitness and other positive lifestyle choices for children. He lives in San Diego, CA.
Scott Douglas is senior content editor for RunnersWorld.com. He is the author or coauthor of six other running books. He lives in South Portland, ME.
Table of Contents
Foreword Tony Dungy vi
Introduction: Be Like Meb ix
Chapter 1 Think like Meb 1
Chapter 2 Run like Meb 13
Chapter 3 Train like Meb 41
Chapter 4 Race like Meb 67
Chapter 5 Eat like Meb 85
Chapter 6 Strengthen like Meb 97
Chapter 7 Stretch like Meb 165
Chapter 8 Cross-Train like Meb 177
Chapter 9 Recover like Meb 177
About the Authors 191
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am an avid runner; my weekly mileage is somewhere between 40 to 50 miles. I have run 4 full marathons, 5 half marathons, and several 5K's in the past 4 years. I pre-ordered this book on Nook about two months in advance. The reason I bought this book was because I was hoping that I could learn from Meb. This is not a book showing you how you can win races. It is simply a book telling you how and what Meb did to win races. He provides many practical advises on the mindsets/attitudes one needs to have not only to win races but also to win in other areas in life. There are also pictures showing his warm-up routines. For the most part, most of us (i.e. the non-elite runners) can utilize the techniques he mentions pretty much words for words. The only exception would be the mileage of his training but, to be fair, he also mentioned that the key is focusing on a specific area each week, have a variety of focuses each week, and be flexible with the training schedule. So, in that sense, by mentioning his mileage in his training, it just shows us a glimpse of what the elite runners must do to stay competitive.