Amanda MacMillan

Amanda MacMillan

Amanda MacMillan is a Brooklyn, New York–based freelance writer, triathlete, and health blogger for

How Can City Folk Train for Trail Running?

How can you train for a trail race if there are no similar trails around where you are? We enlisted ultra-marathoners Dean Karnazes and Zach Bitter to share how to get the best preparation possible.

Why Should Endurance Athletes Care About Plyometrics?

It's well known that plyometric exercises—fast, explosive movements that involve jumping, sprinting, and quick direction changes—can improve skills like speed, vertical jump, and muscle power. Walk...

Why do I Feel Tired Training on Warm Days?

We've all felt it: that little extra difficulty finding the motivation or energy to train when it's hot out. In short, it’s your body’s way of letting you know that it’s working a lot harder than...

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Will a Lighter Bike Make Me Faster?

Some top-tier bikes tip the scales at just over ten pounds—with a $15,000 price tag. But we have good news: You can save your money, and still go fast.


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