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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 Run Coaching and Personal Training Certifications to better understand exactly how our bodies should move. I've worked with over 100 runners 1-1 and thousands more through the online programs and challenges I've hosted over the years.

26,000 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

Running Workouts to Improve Speed and Stamina

Few of you are coming to me with a focus on your one mile pace, so we're doing running workouts that are going to test your speed and improve your endurance. There are tons of ways to incorporate speed training and I hope these ideas will help to bring a little fun to your training, along with improvements. Keys to A Good Speed Workout As [...]

What to Eat Before a Run | Best Pre Workout Snacks

Will carbs improve performance? Will not eating improve fat loss? Should you eat before a run? The pre workout snack or pre workout meal has become a source of confusion for many runners, so today we're going to clear things up and give you some ideas for what to eat and when! Let's start with the reported reasons not to eat within 2 hours [...]

Budget Friendly Workout Gear |That Fits and Works

While we know I LOVE my running jackets which are far from inexpensive, there are plenty of cheap activewear options that I do love because they both fit well and function. Plus, as an uber saver, I've got some great tips for saving money on running gear! Cheap Workout Clothes Cheap doesn't have to mean low quality and it shouldn't when we're [...]