Meb’s Words

Boston 2013…

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Have you ever wanted something so bad, but you didn’t get it? Well, that is the how I feel about the Boston Marathon. I want to win this race so bad, but it hasn’t happened yet, and unfortunately it won’t happen this year. Today, it was announced that I will be withdrawing from the Boston Marathon due to an injury.

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Run to Win

Run To Win

The Olympic stage is set for the world-class athletes to perform at their very best. The athletes and fans expect the athlete’s best during the Olympics. But without adequate training you cannot deliver, no matter how big the stage or the desire. As excited as I was to be on the Olympic team again, I didn’t train any different for this race than my other 26.2 races. The only difference is that it only comes every 4 years and the whole world is watching. But the distance is the same, and thus the preparation should be the same.

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NYC Exhilaration and Boston Disappointment

My training has been going very well this winter and I am as excited as I can be that I will be competing in the 2011 NYC Half-Marathon on March 20 against a great field that includes my fellow American Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman. I am very grateful that the New York Road Runners (NYRR) are bringing us together and look forward to doing my very best against these and other terrific competitors. And I shall always appreciate the ongoing support the NYRR give me – they gave me my first opportunity to run a marathon in 2002, and have invited me back every-year since.

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NYC Marathon Training With Meb Keflezighi & Subway’s Jared Fogle

Preparing for the 2010 ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 7, Subway spokesman Jared Fogle sought out some much-needed training advice for completing the grueling 26.2-mile course. Who better to ask than ’09 NYC Marathon winner and world-class U.S. distance runner Meb Keflezighi?

Keflezighi spent a day with Fogle, sharing tips and tricks about running. Both men have been training for New York for several months, and even though they are miles apart in experience, it’s a difficult event, regardless of skill level.  Keflezighi says, “A marathon is always a challenge; you never know what is going to happen. I feel like my preparation has gone in the right direction, and no matter what the competition fields are, you got to compete.”

After a training session with Keflezighi, Fogle admitted, “My goal is just completion. This is my first attempt at doing [a marathon]. I don’t really care what time I come in, as long as I cross that finish line.”

In the video below, Keflezighi shares how he’s preparing to defend his NYC Marathon title.

Be sure to check out the Subway-sponsored training session with Meb Keflezighi and Jared Fogle at the Subway play hard. eat fresh. Channel on  STACK TV.

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2010 Rock N Roll San Jose Half Marathon Recap

I often like to compare current workouts with workouts from prior years to help me evaluate my fitness. I still use the same workout log sheets I used in high school to enter my workouts.  These workout logs have been a great asset to me and Coach Larsen (who keeps his own notes on my workouts). Recently they also came in handy as I was writing my book “Run To Overcome,” (www.RunToOvercom.com ( to be released on Nov. 1). For today’s post, I wanted to share my race splits for the Rock N Roll San Jose Half Marathon, and compare them to my splits from last year.

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