Deena Kastor - let your mind run

This week on the podcast, Mikki speaks to Deena Kastor, 3 time Olympian and multiple champion runner across different race distances and terrains, and author of the fantastic book Let Your Mind Run.

This week on the podcast, Mikki speaks to Deena Kastor, 3 time Olympian and multiple champion runner across different race distances and terrains, and author of the fantastic book Let Your Mind Run. Deena shares her experiences with running and how she was able to motivate and drive herself throughout her training years using psychological techniques that all of us could benefit from, of which she describes in a step by step fashion in her book. She shares some of her more challenging times (which are detailed in the book) and also how she has transitioned over the years to motivate and inspire others to live their best lives, not just through running.

Deena is an Olympic medalist and the American Record holder in the marathon. Since beginning her professional career in 1997, Deena has held American Records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon. She has represented the USA on 19 national teams. Deena also earned two silver medals in the World Cross Country Championships, and has 24 national titles to her name. As a master runner (over 40 years old) she has broken 5 world records and 7 American Records including the marathon. Her fastest days are behind her, but running and the running community still inspire her to keep pushing her limits

Deena has lived in Mammoth Lakes, California since 2001. Her husband Andrew Kastor is the head coach of the Mammoth Track Club. Deena loves to run around the Lakes Basin and in Shady Rest Park. After practice she can be found walking her two mastiffs around their neighborhood or cooking for family and friends at home. She loves running with her daughter Piper cycling beside her, and is a foodie and loves wine. She wrote a New York Times Best seller and 2019 Memoir of the Year, Let Your Mind Run