Amanda Rego is a professional runner and coach. She’s a seven-time All American & NCAA runner-up at Florida State. In 2014 she was ranked 7th fastest American all-time in the indoor mile. She’s a VDOT Certified Coach, a certified personal trainer and USTFCCCA Strength Coach.

Amanda currently lives and trains in Colorado Springs. She’s an assistant coach at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and coaches athletes privately on VDOT O2. Much of her perspective on the sport, both training and coaching is driven by the adversity she has faced with injury setbacks.

Amanda’s current personal bests:  800m (2:04), Mile (4:26), 3,000m (8:56), 5,000m (15:54).

In this episode we discuss:

  • Her personal experience getting COVID and how she manages mental health during the pandemic
  • Her athletic story and what she’s learned along the way
  • Her injury battles and dealing with hamstring syndrome

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Song:  Breakadawn, by Mike Quinn