About The Coach

Andrew started his running career in the early 1990’s, at the young age of 14, when he competed in cross county, track and road racing while attending Fountain Valley High School in Southern California.

He then went on to pursue a degree in Exercise Physiology (B.S. 2000) from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. While in college, Andrew’s commitment to the sport of running continued to grow, as he competed in cross-country and track, specializing in the middle-distance events.

Post-graduation, Andrew moved to Mammoth Lakes, California, where he created and coached a non-profit running club called the High Sierra Striders. He is now the head coach for the ASICS Mammoth Track Club and the LA Road Runners.

Andrew currently resides in Mammoth Lakes with his wife Deena (Olympic Marathon bronze medalist and American Record holder in the marathon and half-marathon) and their daughter, Piper Bloom.


  • Consulting Coach for ASICS America (2010 -2014)
  • Coaching Director for the ASICS LA Marathon and Los Angeles Road Runners (LARR) (2012 -2014)
  • Head Coach for ASICS Mammoth Track Club (2014)
  • New York Road Runners online coach (2008-2010)
  • Contributing expert to various national print publications, including Runner’s World, Running Times, SHAPE, FITNESS, HEALTH, Women’s Health and New York Runner magazine
  • Continues to work personally with runners of all abilities—from world class marathoners and Boston Qualifiers to first-time 5K run/walkers

From the Coach

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About 2 weeks ago from Andrew Kastor's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone