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Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race? Three Tips to Make Your Trip More Comfortable

When I put together Friday’s quick tip about the issues a runner faces when making a long trip right before the race, I was planning on today’s post being the natural follow up–things to do when you’re traveling after a race, either by car or by plane.

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race?

I’m still going to do that post today, but it’s not nearly as topical as I’d planned.

(If you’re not following me on Social Media, you may have missed the announcement that I wasn’t able to make it out to California to speak and run the Running with the Bears marathon. I’ll share the details of the disappointment later this week.)

So instead of dealing with the post-marathon aches and pains I was expecting to face today, I’m writing this post based on past experience.

Jumping in a plane less than 8 hours after running 26.2 is something I’ve done before (twice, actually), and I’ve also taken an 8+ hour car ride right after a race.

So if you’re facing a trip shortly after a half/full marathon finish, here are a few things you can do to make your trip home as comfortable as possible.  Read more

Quick Tip–A Long Trip Before a Big Race

This morning, I’m jumping in an airplane and heading to the left coast to run a marathon tomorrow.

I’m stoked for the trip for two big reasons: I’m knocking another state off of my list on my Quest to 50 and I’m speaking at the pre-race event the night before the race.

The only real downside to the trip is that I’m literally flying in, speaking, running, going to bed, and flying home.

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While I would much rather spend some time in California before/after the race, it’s just not in the cards this time.

Sadly, just about every state I’ve raced in (except for Florida) has involved a quick visit. If you ever find yourself traveling for a race, whether you’ve got aspirations of running in all 50 states or not, here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way to make the race as good as possible if you don’t have much time between the road trip/flight and the starting gun. Read more

Plantar Fasciitis Video Course

Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis Forever!

Plantar fasciitis is one of those ailments that too many runners have to deal with on way too regular of a basis.

And it’s a shame, because in almost every case, plantar fasciitis is completely preventable.

As I continue to narrow my scope when it comes to the content I create, my ideal coaching clients, and the reason that I do what I do, it always comes back to helping runners avoid running injuries in their training and racing.

Especially the more common injuries, like plantar fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis Video Course

Plantar Fasciitis Video Course

A Video Course on Plantar Fasciitis

When I created this course on plantar fasciitis, my goal was to give an all-inclusive look at the issue. Read more

How a Runner Packs for Vacation

How a runner packs for vacation is obviously dependent on how much running he or she is planning on doing.

If you have the chance to get away from your normal routine for several days without any serious plans, it can be tricky to pack enough running gear to take advantage of your open schedule.

But with the price of checking bags these days, unless you’re flying Southwest (and you should only be flying Southwest), it’s helpful to get as much in your bag as possible without wasting any space.

In this video, I’ll show you how I packed for a weeklong trip to Michigan, as well as give you a couple of tips on prioritization and maximizing space.

How Much Running Gear Do You Take on Vacation?

Lost While Running in Fort Worth

An Attempt to Get Lost Running in Fort Worth

This past weekend, I traveled to the Lone Star state to attend the 2nd annual Podcast Movement conference.

And you better believer that site-seeing/running in Fort Worth was almost as big of a priority as networking and hanging out at the conference.

I’ve talked before about how much I love running in new towns, and how my goals for my runs are simple–get lost and run until I find my way back.

I had a great run on Saturday morning, and I even managed to document some of the highlights along the way.

My Failed Attempt at Recruiting Some Running Partners

My Failed Attempt at Recruiting Some Running Partners

Rotary Statue in the Park

Rotary Statue in the Park

Some Serious River Monsters

Some Serious River Monsters

Lost While Running in Fort Worth

Lost While Running in Fort Worth

A Beautiful Thing

A Beautiful Thing

Me & Mark Twain

Me & Mark Twain

Another highlight of running in Fort Worth last weekend was the chance to meet Jonathan Swiatocha in person.

If you haven’t caught his episode of the podcast yet, check it out. His story is pretty incredible, and it was nice to actually chat in person with a past podcast guest.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to connect with some other former guests in the future as well!


Anyway, running in Fort Worth was pretty fun. From the looks of things, the area definitely seems pretty runner friendly.

So if you’re ever in the area, make sure you’ve got your running shoes and get out there and explore!

Have You Ever Done the Unguided, Run Until I Get Lost, Tourist Experience Before? Where & How Did It Go?

If Not, What’s Stopping You?