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Let Your Mind Run

A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
Narrateur(s): Deena Kastor
Durée: 9 h et 2 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 évaluations)

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New York Times Best Seller

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

Ce que les critiques en disent

“A candid account about the self-doubt that enters the mind of an elite athlete and how positive thinking made [Kastor] a champion both on and off the course.” (Athletes Quarterly

“Long-distance runner Deena Kastor shows the secret to her success - and as an Olympic medalist and the American female record holder in the marathon, she’s had more than a few - relies less on any inborn talents, but on ‘the power of thought, attitude and perspective.’ Through race day and training anecdotes, she reveals the mental habits anyone can use to unleash their physical and mental potential.” (Furthermore from Equinox, Five Books High Performers Should Read This Month)  

“I have been savoring every story, every morsel of motivation and empowerment; [Kastor] is one of my long time running heroes and I never want this one to end!” (Running 'n' Reading)  

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Loved it

Very good book showing the determination, grit and strength of Deena. I will take some good running tips from this book.

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fantastic

omg loved it! Deena, I enjoyed having you with me. I wish the book was longer

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So inspiring!!

This was absolutely fantastic and I think I finished this book in a couple of days. I didn't know anything about Deena Kastor before reading this but I love the way she aims to shift her way of thinking to create new ways of experiencing her world. I am not an elite runner at all and I still took so much away from listening to this. Highly recommended!

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Great Storytelling

I love how this book was organized. The storytelling is superb! As a listener, I can picture myself to where she was at points in time, how she felt about the surroundings and environment, and the people around her. It talks about her bouts with mental negativity and how she developed mental toughness and a positive mindset to succeed as a professional athlete. As she matured, Deena had to make tough decisions regarding prioritizing between her love for running, family and motherhood. The narration was just right.

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  • Andrea van Tuyl
  • 2018-05-29

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
  • 2018-05-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-04-22

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-25

Awe-inspiring and motivation for whatever your are pursuing

Couldn’t stop listening! Although I feel as though I should have gotten into shape just by listening to her mental voice narrative during training and races! Beautiful and brilliantly told story.

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  • jda9ball
  • 2019-04-16

Great insight into the mind of a champion!

Deena does a fantastic job describing how she found running, and climbed up the ranks as a young high school athlete, through college and into training with Joe Vigil and her team at altitude in CO & CA!

The best part is all the little mindset nuggets that Deena shares as she was preparing for races and during races. I have taken away a lot of positive reminders that I can use in my every day life.

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  • mm
  • 2018-04-27

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-04-25

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
  • 2018-04-27

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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  • CKReed
  • 2019-10-22

Such an inspiration to run to...

Listening to this book helped me finish my second marathon. I used the little hints and tips that she gave in the book to change my mind set during my long runs and it helped me finish my marathon. Great listen and I will buy the book just so I can add notes and highlight sections in it to remember.

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  • adorerofbooks92
  • 2019-09-21

NYC Marathon motivation and so much more!

This book gave me a new way of thinking about things. Read it and now re-reading - I imagine it will be a book I reflect on and cherish for a very long time. Go Deena!

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  • Maureen
  • 2019-09-18

Mixed feelings but wanted to like it

I thought this book would be more about positive thinking and focus during one's runs. Instead (although I knew it was a memoir) it seemed to focus on her being upset every time she didn't win or place. After a while that started to bother me. It's probably because I think running should be for fun, not to be focused on how "bad you did" because you didn't win or qualify for something. Also, she continued to call her pacing "slow" at times when she wasn't doing perfectly. After a while that gets old. I get that she is an elite athlete and has high expectations. However, it does not come across as very positive to be saying that throughout the book. So I think if I did more research and learned this was really more a biography and less about positive thinking and training your mind, it would have been ok. I did like the parts about her coach and his ways of motivating her and the team.