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Amanda L.

I am a runner and triathlete who has been competing for the past 12 years. I began my athletic competition under the direct supervision of Coach Troy Jacobson, one of the nation's first and most experienced endurance sports coaches. Over the years I have completed hundreds of races, from 5k... Full Bio
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Happy Holidays! by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Wishing you all the best the season has to offer. I’m closing down the blog for a week or so to enjoy the real world. See you in 2015! Note: The winner of the TomT ... Read on »
Should you split your long run? by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Part two of Saturday’s long run Saturday’s long run–about 17 miles total–took on an unconventional format for me. My daughter and I planned to run a 6k cross-cou ... Read on »
Running clothes–we’ve come a long way, baby! by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The bin runneth over: old, boxy Nike shirt to today’s fitted, stylish Eddie Bauer shirt Every year around the holidays, I get the urge to purge. Maybe because I ... Read on »
Staying the course isn’t always easy by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sometimes the course is anything but straight I’m happy to say that running has gone really well lately. My hip issues seem to be a thing of the past (of course ... Read on »
Give a Goal (and win a TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch) by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch It’s inevitable, right? We’re just winding down 2014 and reflecting back on it. But inevitably, our thoughts begin to wande ... Read on »
Five for Friday by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running How’s this for some swag? 1. Many of you have noticed and commented on my new design–I haven’t had a chance! It was time for some updating so I turned to Janice ... Read on »
Even the elites rest (guest post) by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am so excited to have elite runner Tina Muir over here today. If you don’t know Tina, she’s a British import who is tearing it up stateside these days with her ta ... Read on »
Year of Running 2014 by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s that time again–time to look back at how your year of running has gone. I’ve done this post the past three years and each year, the response has grown, so I’m exc ... Read on »
Eddie Bauer will get me through winter by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have I mentioned a few thousand times before that I’m not a fan of winter? But I am a fan of running outside and I’m pretty certain that doing so helps me keep a dose ... Read on »
How to (hopefully) pull a marathon out of the toilet by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Definitely looking forward to a little of this post marathon in March Have I told you I am running the Napa Valley Marathon on March 1? I’m going with friends fo ... Read on »
#GivingTuesday: The Runner’s Version by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday was all about consumerism with #CyberMonday and a giveaway . Today, more importantly, is #GivingTuesday. There are SO many deserving charities out there, but i ... Read on »
The ultimate runner’s gift guide and giveaway by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s #CyberMonday, so I’m offering up this complete gift guide for runners–just about everything you could possibly need is here. It’s also a season of gratitude, and ... Read on »
Turkey trotting off… by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Just as I did last year at Thanksgiving, I’m taking the rest of this week off from blogging. Not only do I want the time in the real world, but I am fried from a case ... Read on »
We’re adding a new runner! by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running   I’m 49 people, so no, I’m not pregnant. I wrote an article for Runner’s World’s new women’s running site Zelle the other day about running with your kids. Ov ... Read on »
The crazy, long hair, white-man preacher by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In all my years of running, this is perhaps the story that I love the most. I hope you do, too:  The history of our country’s Native Americans isn’t a pretty one, ... Read on »
The best of a week… by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Monday is maybe an odd day to do week wrap up, but there were several highlights to mine last week, so I thought I’d share a few, best of style: Best reunion: I go ... Read on »
Holiday runs I love by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Clockwise from top left: my favorite ornament; Celtic Solstice 2011?; Turkey Trot with my then much younger son; our annual cookie exchange run I am NOT a big fa ... Read on »
When your PRs are behind you by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m ready to leave the PRs to her I was talking with another runner around my age the other day who had also been running for a comparable period of time. She wa ... Read on »
Desperately seeking: working glute by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My friend and Pilates instructor in the foreground You all know I spent my share of time not running last year, and credit the routine designed by my PT Robert G ... Read on »
Birthday lessons by Amanda L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running They say it’s your birthday…and today is mine. My friend Christine did a great birthday post when she turned 38 this year, offering up 38 life lessons. Well, I’m ... Read on »