28 Mar '15, 12pm

How @runmeb trained to win the #BostonMarathon

Meb Keflezighi is an excellent example of the modern professional marathoner. Running comes first, of course, but there’s a lot more to Keflezighi’s preparation than putting in the miles; he considers everything he does in terms of how it affects his readiness to race. Below are what Keflezighi described as the key elements of his preparation for this year’s Boston Marathon when interviewed in person by Runner’s World on April 30, nine days after his win in a personal best of 2:08:37. “My career is 100 percent fulfilled now, so I can let all my secrets out,” he jokingly said at the beginning of the discussion. Long-Term Plan “Training for Boston began immediately after the bombings” at the 2013 race, Keflezighi says. He had a two-year contract with the New York City Marathon , ending with the 2013 race, and had planned to retire after that. “But because of what happened wi...

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