Welcome Amanda Steffy to the #RWURaceTeam!
Favorite shoe: New Balance Zante
Favorite distance to race: 4×400 relay
Favorite place to run: Ithaca, New York
Favorite post-race meal: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon
Training philosophy: Be consistent in training, and practice your race elements
Favorite workout: End-of-season 8x200m @ “relaxed fast”
What I like to eat/drink before a run: a Cool Mint Clif Bar
Favorite quote that inspires me: “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
I like to think this when I’m up running at 5:45am.
Why I run:
- The joy of running
- The friendship and camaraderie of teammates and fellow runners
- To break and set new limits for myself
- The stress relief of a good run!
Where to find me when I’m not running: Volunteering for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- 400m – 58.45
- 800m – 2:21.06
- 1500m – 4:48.36
- 5k – 18:59.00
- 1/2 marathon – 1:26:56