We’ve all heard that running and other forms of exercise can improve your mental health, and it works in the other direction, too: Mental fitness can improve our running.

Olympic marathoner Deena Kastor has distilled years of training into a book that describes her evolution from a young phenom whose only attribute was raw talent to a mature, strategic runner in “Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory.”

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com

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