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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

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 [...]

Bad Weather Running: Tips and A Hilarious Look at Our Badassery

If we weren't runners, I swear we might be meteorologists. Running in bad weather seems to be one of our favorite things to do...I mean those Instagram photos are worth it, ha.At least in the week leading up to races, runners are tethered to their phones hitting refresh on every weather app to find out what to expect.Why does it matter so [...]

Glute Bridge Benefits: Single Leg, On a Bench, Variations that Work

Glute bridges are the basic exercise we've all seen, maybe thanks to yoga, maybe from an unfortunate trip to the physical therapist, but then we assume it's too basic to KEEP DOING.BZZZZ wrong!! I'm not sure why we think basic is bad, but in this case it's one of the best exercises runners can be doing to keep from having knee pain, IT Band [...]