I’ve gotten to meet so many amazing people these last few days at the TCS NYC Marathon Expo and the Asics breakfast. Whether they are newbie runners, bloggers, media, marathon staff members, or pros everyone had some great advice for Sunday’s NYC Marathon so I wanted to share some of the highlights from the professional runners. I was especially keen on what the pros had to say as many of them run sub-two hour marathons and compete for a living. There was so much to choose from, but here are the best tips to run your best NYC Marathon from some of the best runners in the world: Mary Wittenberg (President of NYRR and Director of the TCS NYC Marathon), Coach Andrew Kastor (Asics Coach), Deena Kastor (US Olympic Bronze Medalist and wife of Coach Kastor), Ryan Hall (US Olympic Athlete), Andy Potts (US Olympic Triathlete and World Champion Ironman), and the amazing Meb Keflezighi.

Mary Wittenberg, NYRR President

Coach Andrew Kastor, Deena Kastor

Ryan Hall

Andy Potts

Meb Keflezighi

I didn’t write down a quote from Meb because I was just in awe that I got to meet him. It honestly went by in a flash. Just being in his presence energized me. On Sunday, Meb will attempt to be the first American since 1982 to win both the Boston Marathon and the NYC Marathon in the same year. Meb is 39 and nobody “that old” has ever won the NYC Marathon. I often wish that I discovered my love for running and fitness earlier in life, but Meb’s story reminds me that everything happens at the right time and that the best years are ahead of me. For Meb’s full story, check out this story from the Wall Street Journal.

I’ll be applying these tips and more tomorrow when I run my third NYC Marathon. Thank you all for the kind notes and social media love. You have no idea what it all means to me. I can’t wait to share everything on Monday, but until then be sure to follow Lean Girls Club on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for live updates. Wish me luck! Go Team Asics!