“If you finish this run, you deserve a beer”
- Name: Amanda Ewing
- Age: 30
- Favorite Terrain:You can find me either on Santa Fe Trail or Barr Trail
- 2010 Beat Sean O’Day in the Pikes Peak Ascent
- 2010 5th Place Barr Trail Mountain Race
- 2009 1st Place Female Sacramento Cowtown Marathon. The over all time of 3:14 wasn’t the accomplishment but that I won the race in the last mile. The race didn’t go as planned, but rather than giving up I saw the lead female ahead and told myself if I didn’t catch her in the next 2 miles this race would be a complete disappointment. I past her at mile 25 and ran for my life. I ended up winning by over a minute.
Q:Why did you start running?
A:Basketball was my first sport and was told I needed to run cross country in high school in order to be in shape for the winter basketball season. I couldn’t finish a 2 mile run during my first XC practice, but stuck with it and haven’t looked back. Ended up running XC and track in college and running the steeplecase in the 2001 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships.
Q:Favorite pre-race food?
A:Two waffles with butter and jelly and sliced banana on top
Q:What is your shoe of choice?
Q:What is your favorite running accessory?
A:I would go crazy if I didn’t have my Garmin 405
A:I count while I run; steps, weekly mileage, hours of sleep I got the night before. Anything that doesn’t involve complex math.