If you are a runner or follow running in any way, you are probably as familiar with Meb Keflezighi as you are with Steve Prefontaine. Meb has come out with a pretty good running book called Meb for Mortals. If you are unaware of who Meb is, well, he just happens to be one of the greatest runners ever-the only runner to have won the Boston Marathon (2014), NYC Marathon (2009), and have an Olympic medal in marathoning (2004). And not only did he win these medals, when he won them each time it had been at least 25-30 years since the last American had won any of them! I really like that there was such a spread of years between these achievements also because it shows how an athlete can dominate in running for a long time-some sports there is such a short period of time that you can be on top of your game and it’s usually when you’re young-Meb was 39 when he won Boston! His book is for professional runners and for new runners too. His chapters will take you through things like nutrition, training, racing, etc. I read a lot of running books and magazines to try to glean some advice and/or inspiration from them and frankly there are some that I get nothing from. But Meb’s book has some interesting drills that I will be adding to my repertoire and I really enjoyed his chapter on “thinking like Meb”-especially the committing to excellence part. A great kernel of advice: don’t use the word “sacrifice” because it has negative connotations. So if you are making hard sacrifices for your running, use the word “choose” instead. “I choose to do this because it’s better for my running”. Actually, if other runners are anything like me, our “choices” annoy our family and friends much more than they do ourselves! Worthwhile reading.