Amy L. Marxkors

Amy L. Marxkors

Amy L. Marxkors is the author of The Lola Papers: Marathons, Misadventures, and How I Became a Serious Runner and Powered By Hope: The Teri Griege Story.  Click here to receive Amy's weekly article via email.



Pumping Iron, Running Wisdom

So, last night I was watching Pumping Iron, a 1977 documentary that follows Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno in their quest for the 1975…

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Where to Start

From athletes to CEOs, those who want to achieve a certain level of performance or a specific goal must first assess where they are in relatio…

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Sweet Dreams are Made of This

There are many levels of familiarity. The things you share with your best friends differ in intimacy and detail from the things you share wi…

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Guts and Patience and Racing

He ran out of gas.  With just over a half mile separating him from the finish line, rookie driver Alexander Rossi’s fuel tank hit …

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The Day I Raced the Blue Angels

They were in their blue flight suits. All six of them. Each pilot was driving his own car, windows down, and together they crept along Ediso…

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A Chat with Amby Burfoot

Amby Burfoot’s name is synonymous with the sport of running. He has served as an editor and writer at Runner’s World since 1978. H…

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My Life Post Marathon: A Study

Day 1: Excited to finally sleep in... and woke up at 6:07 a.m. Headed to the kitchen. Stairs were interesting, but not impossible. Ate a bowl …

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Race Better with this One Weird Trick

When I was writing my second book, Powered By Hope: The Teri Griege Story, I spent countless hours with Teri, a recovering addict, cancer-figh…

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The Marathon According to Plan

MYTH: 1 out of every 6 marathons goes according to plan.  FACT: 1 out of every 7 marathons goes according to plan.  This shocking …

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Taper or Existential Crisis?

In kindergarten, I memorized a poem by Shel Silverstein called “Sick.” I think I must have known, subconsciously, that its message…

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