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3 lessons from @runmeb including #1: No pity parties.

3 lessons from @runmeb including #1: No pity parties.

The Monday after the 2014 New York City Marathon , I was invited to join Meb Keflezighi on two discussion panels, a morning session in New York City and an evening session at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Meb had finished fourth the day before , and many in the audience also endured the tough conditions in this year’s race. As you would imagine, both events were standing room only, as runners were eager to hear from and get a photo with the greatest U.S. marathoner of this generation. I was too, and I had the best seat in the house up on stage with him. Here’s what we learned from Meb. Lesson #1: No Pity Parties Marathons are filled with pity parties. When the going gets tough (as it always does in the marathon), many of us dwell on the pain. We dwell on the suffering. Not Meb. As he spoke, it was quickly evident that he is a master at refocusing his attention...

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