HEALTHY LIVING
07/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

How To Listen To Your Body (Easier Said Than Done)

A COLLEAGUE of mine at The Times who is a triathlete had a question: Everyone tells you to listen to your body, but what are you supposed to listen to?

Turns out it's not so obvious.

Deena Kastor, the American record holder for the marathon, interprets the advice selectively.

"Running isn't always comfortable," she said. "I remember running through a lot of discomfort and pain."

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