Amanda Brewster is thrilled to be a part of the historic firsts by the CRC women’s team this season. The women’s CRC team got their first CRC grand prix team win (at Rhody 5k) and were second as a team at Mt Washington (best team finish ever?). While the CRC women’s team results are impressive, Amanda’s individual results this season are equally as noteworthy.
Back in March Amanda had a half-marathon PR at the New Bedford Half, and also won her first really long distance race (Stu’s 30k). During the summer she managed to get the meet record for the women’s mile at this year’s Somerville marathon relay. For this accomplishment, she gives much credit to Joe Shapiro who jumped in to cover when she missed her start, giving Amanda a chance to regroup, run the next leg, and reach this new milestone.
Amanda’s successes this season in the USATF-NE race series now place her at the top of the standings. Although she will not be running the final event in this series, she is still assured a first place finish (or potentially a tie-for-first place finish) in the USATF-NE women’s open division.
Look for Amanda’s accomplishments profiled in the August issue of Level Renner (link below) and potentially in an upcoming article in New England Runner. We had a chance to catch up with Amanda, and here’s what she had to say:
What is your preferred racing distance?
My favorite distance to race is the 5 mile to 10k range. But I can get that in a longer race too — I just don’t race until the last 5 or 6 miles.
What is your favorite New England race?
Mt. Washington. I don’t like running up the mountain all that much, but ending on top is really amazing.
What is your favorite workout?
Repeat 400s on the track — they’re fast, and easy to remember.
What are your preferred racing/training shoes?
For trainers I’m very loyal to Brooks Adrenaline. I’m on around my 25th pair. I’ve always felt grateful to Brooks for keeping me uninjured, but now that I’ve added it up, I hope they’re grateful to me for buying so many of their shoes! For racing shorter distances I’ve just started wearing Brooks Green Silence.
Level Renner Article: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/219689