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QT: How to Save Money When Traveling to a Destination Race


A lot of runners have ambitions of traveling to cool places in order to run races.

It could be across the country and it could be halfway around the world, but in any event, most of us would love to chance to run a destination race at some point in the future.

One of the big hangups in doing so, however, is the cost of travel.

Airfare and hotels add up quickly, and for some of us that means that traveling to a destination race may not be in the cards.

Joining me on today’s quick tip episodes are two folks that know a thing or two about traveling to races, and doing so in ways that don’t break the bank.

Tom Leddy and Carol Valls are the co-writers of the book The Ultimate Travel Guide for Runners.

If you have a destination race on your horizon, you definitely want to check out their book in order to save some money and improve your traveling/racing experience. Read more

Monica Olivas Has Successfully Combined Holistic Health and Coaching


Today I am going a few easy miles with Monica Olivas- holistic health coach, running coach, blogger, and podcaster.

Monica Olivas

Monica’s blog initially began as a way to document the training for her first marathon, and it turned into much more than she ever expected.

Since then she has completed over 80 half or full marathons and has no plans to slow down any time soon.

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Trish Trout Doesn’t Like Being Told That She Can’t Do Something


Today I have the pleasure of running a few easy Miles with Ms. Trish Trout.

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Trish Trout

Trish has been a regular in the Facebook group for a long time, and we’ve chatted it up on Twitter several times over the past couple of years.

Honestly, this episode should have happened quite a while ago! Read more

Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker has 6 Kids & Has Run Over 100 Marathons! (Best Of)


Michelle Walker is kind of a super hero.

Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

This mother of six kids has run 115 marathons (as of our original chat in December of 2015), run a marathon on every continent, and run a sub-4 hour marathon in each of the 50 states.

Allow that to sink in for a minute.

Michelle is an incredible woman, and I really enjoyed talking with her about running and traveling. She’s done a lot of things that I hope to do as I continue on my running journey, so she’s definitely a role model of mine!

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Michelle: Read more

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QT: The Month Before a Race… So Much to Do, So Little Time!


I got an interesting question/suggestion on Twitter the other day for a quick tip episode: what should you do in the last month before a race?

As a running coach, this might be one of those things that I often overlook in my own training because I just kind of “know” what to do.

And for the runners I coach? Since I’m telling them what to do as we go, I’ve never tried to break down what to do the month before a race.

But what about those that are more or less on their own for their training? What should they do for the last month of their race preparations?

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It’s Going to Be OK….

Things To Do in the Month Before a Race

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