5 Secrets Every Runner Needs


Let me do the research, you enjoy the ride of achieving your goals! Get the secrets I've learned from 2,000 articles and 22,000 miles run.

I need help to...

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

18 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Half Marathon

If we knew all the obstacles we'd face, it's unlikely we'd ever start. Which is why in some respects, I'm glad I didn't know that it was crazy to go from "I can't run a mile" to "what, a road trip for a half marathon, I'm in!" If you’d told me in 2002, as I crossed the finish line of my first race ever, the Rock N Roll Nashville half [...]

What to Eat the Night Before a Long Run

Marathon training brings with it a whole host of new questions. How do we run so far without getting bored? How do we prevent chafing? How do we carry food on long runs? Do we even need fuel on long runs? Which can quickly spiral us in to training overwhelm. As a coach, I encourage you to focus on one piece at a time. You will figure out the [...]

How to Get Back in to Running After Years?

At some point you felt reasonably fit...maybe even dare we say it, very fit. Then life happened you took an extended break and now you're scratching your head wondering how to get back to running? Is it going to be painful, take forever, can your body even handle it? Good news: your muscles (and brain) have a memory of those past activities and [...]