Michael Deza Had a Great Year in 2015, Now He Sets His Sights Even Higher

Today on the podcast I’m joining Michael Deza for a few easy miles.

Michael Deza

Michael Deza

Michael started running on a whim, and decided to sign up for his first half marathon a few weeks before the event.

And he proceeded to run a 1:29.

Since then, he has fallen in love with running and has embraced the challenge of distance running. In 2015 alone, he’s trimmed 22 minutes off of his marathon PR (which is currently 2:49:15), qualified for Boston and New York, and set his goals even higher.

This Episode Sponsored by Runner Box

This Episode Sponsored by Runner Box

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Michael Deza.

  • Transitioning from an up and coming cyclist to a runner
  • Why it’s important to not take any run for granted
  • The two major factors of his breakthrough year in 2015
  • Not allowing other to place limits on what is possible
  • Ideas for staying sharp mentally during training and racing, and being ok with the fact that there are ebbs and flows

Books mentioned by Michael in this episode: Blue Like Jazz, Born to Run, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

If you want to learn more about Michael and his story, check out his website and connect with him on Twitter and/or Instagram.

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