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About Amanda Brooks

Welcome runners!! I'm Amanda Brooks the one woman running the show around here since 2007.

Initially I started the blog as a way to connect with other runners, but over the years my Journalism degree kicked in and I wanted to really KNOW more about running, so I started to create researched articles and make connections with people smarter than me to answer questions!

It also spurred me to get my Personal Training Certification to better understand exactly how our bodies should move and become a running coach. I've worked with over 100 runners personally and thousands more through the online programs and challenges I've hosted over the years.

21,000 miles and 2,000 articles later, I feel pretty good about not only helping others, but understanding whatever you're going through on the run!

Most Recent Articles

Half Marathon Recovery Plan: When to Run? What to Do?

When can I run again? It's often the first thing my athletes ask post race as they notice that for the next few weeks there isn't a single run on the training plan. And yet half marathon recovery is part of a good training plan!The answer of course depends on a lot of variables:How hard did you run this race? Have you been dealing with [...]

25 Runner Quirks We Don’t Realize are Super Weird

It's time once again for another episode of funny runner moments. This is my ongoing reminder that what we're doing just isn't that serious and taking a moment to laugh at ourselves is often the best way to stay in love with our crazy sport.A few of the past reminders that we're a little nutty:17 Funny Running Meme's 9 Comical Running [...]

Tempo Run: What are They and How Fast to Run Them?

Looking to increase speed and endurance? Then it’s time to fine tune that tempo run.One of the most essential components of any half or full marathon training plan, the execution for this workout is widely misunderstood and often not done correctly.A member of the speed training family, tempo runs, when performed properly, are one of the [...]