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Amanda Eccleston Finds the Silver Lining in Fourth Place

Runner's World

Amanda Eccelston, the alternate for the 2016 US Olympic 1500m team after a fourth place finish, talks about the silver lining of missing the team by one spot. Included, she discusses the importance of the ElliptiGO in helping to keep her healthy and how she proactively integrates it to help avoid injury while gaining the strength and fitness she needs to compete with the best in the world. “It all built up to what Eccleston calls a great year of training. Because of her injury history with stress fractures, Eccleston runs relatively low mileage compared to some of her competitors—about 45 to 55 miles per week during her base phase and 40 to 45 during her competitive season. She supplements that with five to six hours of cross-training per week, mainly on the Elliptigo and in the pool. She also works with a strength coach twice a week and does as much as an hour of physical therapy per day.”  Read More>>