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Pablo Rodriguez, and visitors during a Running Costa Brava tour.

Pablo Rodriguez: The Man Behind Running Costa Brava


Since I started running regularly, one of my favorite things to do when visiting a new place is to take a self-guided running tour of the area. On today’s run, I’m joining Pablo Rodriguez who is the founder of Running Costa Brava, which takes runner’s on tours of one of the most beautiful parts of the world, Costa Brava, Spain.

Pablo Rodriguez, and visitors during a Running Costa Brava tour.

Pablo Rodriguez of Running Costa Brava (center, blue shirt)

Our conversation was amazing, and Pablo was able to really paint a beautiful picture of what you will experience running along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Read more

Diz Runs With… Ken Weary


On today’s show, I’m running with Ken Weary. Ken and his wife took a run-cation of a lifetime to Guatemala as part of the Mayan Running Adventures, and decided they’d like to experience Guatemala for more than just a week.

Ken Weary and his Family

Ken Weary and Family

After returning home, Ken and his wife spent about 6 months researching and planning, and decided they could pack up their kids and head to Guatemala. Read more

Greg Jensen of Mayan Running Adventures

Diz Runs With… Greg Jensen


On today’s show, I’m running with someone that is truly living the dream.

Greg Jensen, Mayan Running Adventure

Greg Jensen

It takes a special type of person to get out of the corporate world, pack up the wife and kids, and move down to Guatemala to start a business that centers on running. But that’s exactly what Greg Jensen did.  Read more

Diz Runs With… Anders Brooker


Today, I’m running with Anders Brooker, who is the race director for the Missoula Marathon in Missoula, Montana. The race weekend consists of a 5k, Half, Full, kid’s marathon, and beer run, so there is an event available for everyone.

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While running with Anders, we obviously talked about the Missoula Marathon but that’s not the only thing we covered. Among the highlights of our run:

  • A recent 50 mile run he wasn’t exactly prepared for
  • Why the race is run in July
  • Why the race has a participant cap
  • Being named The Best Marathon in the United States by Runner’s World in 2010
  • Things to do in Missoula in addition to running 26.2 miles

There are very few races that are on my list of “Races I WILL run on my pursuit of the 50 state club“, but after talking to Anders I’m pretty sure that Missoula is now on the list. Everything about this race sounds like my idea of a perfect race, from the number of runners to the rural environment to the small town feel. I look forward to taking a week or so, and really exploring a part of the country that I’ve never been to before, and running a great race as well.

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If you’re as interested in more information about the Missoula Marathon, make sure you check out their website.

And you can also stay up to date by liking the Missoula Marathon on Facebook or follow the Missoula Marathon on Twitter. (@mslamarathon)

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I Got a Fever! And the Only Prescription…

Finally!

I’ve been waiting for next weekend for a while now, and it’s finally less than a week away. Next weekend, I’ll be flying out to Kansas City for the wedding of my wife’s best friend, and to run my next marathon!

I’m excited for the bride and groom, but let’s be serious–I’ve got a terrible case of race fever!

While it’s been just over a month since I ran the Aching Quad series, and I did run the Watermelon series this summer, I haven’t run a long race since February. A long summer of long runs in the Florida heat has gotten old, but I’m finally ready for the payoff!

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