Meb For Mortals Harness the Training Methods of a Champion Marathoner to Achieve Peak Running Performance With his historic win at the 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 awa

  • Title: Meb For Mortals: Harness the Training Methods of a Champion Marathoner to Achieve Peak Running Performance
  • Author: Meb Keflezighi Scott Douglas
  • ISBN: 9781623365479
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 winWith 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 important, 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 this year s Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.

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    1. Meb Keflezighi Scott Douglas says:

      Mebrahtom Meb Keflezighi is an American athlete, specializing in long distance running He and his family were refugees from Eritrea via Italy to the United States, when he was age 12 He is the driving force behind the MEB Foundation, the MEB standing for Maintaining Excellent Balance, which principally promotes healthy living, and other positive lifestyle choices and motivation for school age youth.



    2 thoughts on “Meb For Mortals: Harness the Training Methods of a Champion Marathoner to Achieve Peak Running Performance

    1. This book was really just borderline OK. I think the title is very clever, and it is what attracted me to the book. But so much of the content was pretty brain-dead. It was like Meb was writing it aimed at kindergartners. "Have goals to motivate yourself in running". Duh. "Make sure the goals are specific." Duh. "Here's how to do a pushup". Duh.I mean, MAYBE this would be helpful for extremely novice runners? But who doesn't understand the concept of goals being motivating, or how to do a pushup [...]

    2. Like many avid runners I adore Meb, not only because he is an outstanding athlete, but because of his tenacity and resilience, and because he also manages to be (despite what the title implies) a down-to-earth, thoughtful and kind human being. This book is a fascinating look at his training, covering every type of run as well as nutrition, mental preparation, strength training and recovery. He includes several additional tips for aging runners, such as working in cross training and greater empha [...]

    3. Were there a lot of sponsor mentions? Yes. Is it basic? Yes. But Meb's ideas on recovery and training volume re:hard balanced with easy resonated with me. It's simple, but not everything needs to be complicated. I don't understand the vitriol from other reviewers. Meb's a professional runner. He views running through a different lens and is way faster than most of us. He still shares some valuable insights with the everyday runner like me.

    4. Got an autographed copy, so per the inscription I shall now "run to win". It was reassuring to see that I already had possession of some of the secrets (Meb uses a 9-day training microcycle rather than 7-day week; so do I! Meb takes epsom salts baths--me too! Meb does pushups with his feet elevated -- same here!), but in other respects I have a long way to go -- need to jack up my form drills about 8x for instance.It's not an autobiography, though many points are illustrated with anecdotes from [...]

    5. Meb is a wonderful human being and phenomenal athlete. I admire him. Yet, Let me give you examples of why I found this book completely exasperating. It comes across an exercise in corporate prostitution. Within 2 paragraphs on a single page: "It's not like I suddenly became superhuman from having a sports drink and a banana, Powerbar (sponsor) or Krave Jerky (sponsor) soon after my workoutsI'll go for my cooldown job and then immediately mix 10 ounces of water with a packet of protein-enhanced c [...]

    6. This was a good book that collects a lot of running resoures into one place: stretching, body strength exercises, drills, all with photos of Meb illustrating how to do them properly. I come from a swimming background, so I have hundreds of swimming drills in my back pocket but zero running drill knowledge. I know that there are many free resources online for this type of thing, but it's nice to have all of it in one place.As other people have said, there are some goofy sponsorship messages (at l [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this book and downloaded the kindle version instead of purchasing the hardcover so that I could read it before Monday's running of the 2015 Boston Marathon.Not all of the information was new to me, in fact a lot of it was not. However, Keflezighi and Douglas present the information in an engaging manner carefully tied back to Keflezighi's personal experience throughout his running career and specifically to the training leading up to his historic 2014 Boston Marathon win. Too ma [...]

    8. This was a great step-by-step book about running and racing from a guy who knows what he's talking about. Meb won the Silver Medal in the Sydney Olympics and won the 2014 Boston Marathon. He's not a young, spring-chicken either. He went into his training routine, how he stretches, eats, rests and cross-trains. He has pictures to demonstrate the exercises and stretches he does. It's a great book to learn more about running, to become a runner or improve your skills as a runner.

    9. This was a really quick, easy read, but got me thinking about a lot of actions I could take to enhance my running BEYOND the workouts. Meb did a great job explaining exactly what he does as a world-class athlete, but also suggesting how those things could be adapted for regular people who don't have the same time/resources. I thought it was incredibly realistic, while also still being inspiring.

    10. Always loved Meb and had the opportunity to meet him at the Rock and Roll expo in March. The book give good practical advice for aging runners like myself. Lots (too much per some?) product placement- like one person reviewed, it can read like an SNL parody. I'm glad he thanked his physical therapists, a lot of his stretching advice may have come from them.

    11. Книга описывает подход Меба к целям, тренировкам, еде, сну восстановлению. В целом интересно. Тот кто прочитал несколько книг о беге много нового не найдет, но довольно хорошо систематизирован подход к бегу для возрастных атлетов, DOS AND DON’TS.Думай как Меб - ставь цели, измеряе [...]

    12. Practical advice for runners of all abilities.Well detailed novel not just how he tails but examples of how how to put it into practice for the everyday runner.Many of the ideas have been written about before but but but to have actual routines (stretching strength and training plans) was a bonus.

    13. Absolutely fantastic book for runners of all skill levels. Lots of beneficial advice, easy to read, great photographs, very inspiring and do-able.

    14. Very useful Every topic of this book helps me get the way I want to know what the good part of the great runner .

    15. Una gran guía para todos los corredores O los que pretendemos serloUn trabajo magnífico lleno de ejemplos aplicados y conocimiento llevado al día a día de todo tipo de corredores de manera simple y contundente

    16. Meb Keflezighi's, "Meb For Mortals" is a very informative book that caught me right from the start, not only as a aspiring cross country runner, but also as a human facing life obstacles.Meb's book can be perceived as simply "a training book for runners", but to me is his life story of perseverance and determination to achieve goals greater than anyone could imagine. He starts by describing his birth place, and growing up as a child moving to America. He dives into the moments of his life when h [...]

    17. Not going to rate this as I skimmed most of it because it's a piece of arrogant and elitist trash.I have read numerous books from elite athletes and books on elite athletes and no one has pissed me off this bad. Not even Steve Prefontaine, but I always imagine Pre as Jared Leto so he has that out. This started out decent enough and I liked that Meb's goal to win Boston was to pay tribute to those killed and/or injured in the Boston 2013 bombing. I liked that, but that was about all there was to [...]

    18. I really liked this book for the following reasons:1. Meb gives several details and tips about how he trains. Given that he is one of the greatest marathoners ever, his tips are pretty much guaranteed to be good advice. If he does it, then it can't be that far off the mark. One example to point out is static stretching. Many running articles say not to static stretch. Well, Meb does a lot of stretching before and after workouts. He won Boston 10 years after getting an Olympic medal. Stretching c [...]

    19. Well, I wasn't disappointed. But I wasn't inspired either. Meb is truly excellent top athlete and to win Boston Marathon at the age of (almost) 39, that is something. But his writing is dry.It's nice that Meb shows you everything in his kitchen and all the tools in his garage. But it's nothing special - first, it's written in dummy-style, i.e. for beginners and second, everything was already written somewhere else. The only difference is that this is the way Meb's doing it.What was really annoyi [...]

    20. An interesting book, but definitely not recommended as your primary reference material for a beginning runner; even as an established runner, as Meb notes, this is simply a look at what he does and not a comprehensive reference tool.So, with that out of the way, I enjoyed reading this book. Despite the title, I think it is best thought of as a detailed look at the habits and techniques of a professional marathoner, with some personal history thrown in, too. Many of them will seem familiar to an [...]

    21. This book is a mixture of autobiography and "how-to". It is presented in clean and simple language, richly annotated throughout from Meb's athletic career and training experiences. He does not shy from highlighting merchandises from his various sponsors but such references do carry its own burden of celebrity endorsement. The "how-to" information is segmented into "Think/Run/Train/Race/etc Like Meb" which lends each category into a neat package of Meb's own practice and preference, along with st [...]

    22. 2014 Boston Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi describes in detail how he trains, eats, stretches, cross trains, races, etc. The book includes dozens of illustrated examples of running drills, stretches, and cross training activities that will benefit all levels of runners. It also contains detailed advice on what types of workouts Meb utilizes, the diet he consumes, the structure of his training, etc. and all of the concepts he presents can be applied to any runner.While none of the information in [...]

    23. Good layout, going into depth on running, racing, nutrition, recovery, stretching, etc. I very much like his attitude that this is what worked for him, but may not work for everyone; in recent years, I've become increasingly annoyed at people who insist there's only one way to do things (their way) and that if you're different, you're wrong. Especially when those spouting off have little in the way of experiences other than their own and a bit of anecdotal evidence. This definitely isn't that.On [...]

    24. I didn't read this cover to cover, but chose sections of interest (stretching, strength, and food were pretty interesting). Alex flipped through it, too. My copy is a library books, but I'd recommend keeping this at home as a running resource if you're hardcore or looking for advice. Obviously, Meb is an elite athlete and I'm not going to follow his exact plan (or run marathons), but it's interesting to read what a top athlete goes through to win. He makes a lot of sacrifices and spends a lot of [...]

    25. Fun read. Interesting to see how a professional athlete lives and trains. In many ways not so different, but at the same time it's at a whole different level.

    26. This practical book has been touted as the way for all of us average runners to learn and put into practice 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi's "secrets." It's a wonderful book filled with all kinds of good advice leavened with instructive anecdotes from Meb's long career--I am going to buy a copy, and that's a big endorsement from a librarian who gets most of her books from work and then returns them. But (and I think Meb himself would second me here) there are no secrets beyond 1) wor [...]

    27. Great book for all LEVEL of runners!There's no hyperbole tips and trick inside it. Meb are very humble and straight to the point when, share his knowledge in this book. The key principle of running are have a patience and never push yourself or overtraining. Overtraining just lead you to fatigue and prone to injury. Meb have principle, You are running to get healthy, not to get injury. So you had to train with progress and step by step. Avoid injury at all cost and never run when you're not so w [...]

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