Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary
Written by Charlie

Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we list the stories that were covered throughout the week.

Sunday Summary

Marathon Challenge – Update 2

Week 2 was summed up with training and travel information on my little journey to run the Iceland Marathon on just a few weeks of training (from no running at all) and a travel challenge to get there and back at little cost. Things went well on both sides of the challenge!

Are Premium Cabins Worth the Premium Miles?

I took a different angle on miles and points from many point to dissect the value of miles when redeemed for premium cabins vs coach travel. Now, don’t forget, I really like traveling in business/first class cabins with miles. I find it to be a great way to redeem miles for comfortable travel, but that type of travel may not be for everyone. Read my analysis on the value and whether it may be worth it for you and your mileage accounts.

NYC Marathon News

The NYC marathon had announced some news and updates last week for the upcoming race in the fall. There are quite a few Olympic marathoners that have announced they will be competing in the event. If you are running, check out some of the other information as well.

American Airlines Coupon for 10% Discount

AA released a little game in honor of a recent Disney movie release. If you play the game, you get the chance to receive a 10% discount on American Airlines travel. It took me all of 1 minute to do – check it out!

Tuesday Tools and Tips: Using OTAs for Award Searching

You cannot book award travel with online travel agencies nor does it show the availability that is available, but they can be valuable tools to help show you what alliances would be best for you for certain trips. They allow you to filter and search for various parameters that would otherwise require you to go to each airline website to check for. See how to do it and put it to use.

Running with Miles is Joining BoardingArea

Biggest news of the week! Running with Miles is headed to BoardingArea – the premier blog network for points, miles, and frequent flyers. This should help the blog to grow in readership to be able to better serve out niche – the traveling runner. I will be partnering with many wonderful bloggers that I personally read each and every day. Watch for the transition in the coming weeks! We may just have to have a nice giveaway when everything is set. 🙂

Update on my Amex Delta Platinum Business card

Over a month ago, I had applied for the Delta Platinum Business card when they were running a special promotion. After receiving a denial and waiting a while for my credit report to reflect some changes, I called again. See what happened.

Do You Run Inaugural Marathons?

Inaugural marathons can be some fun events to participate in. At the same time, they can be disasters waiting to happen? Do you run them? See some details about them in this post.

Travel With A Companion for Cheap

It can be a lot of fun to run a race with a friend. That can be difficult to do some times if you are traveling to an event. Here is a way you can bring a friend along for next to nothing.

Hold Off On Applying for American Express SPG Cards!

That may sound like strange language coming from an affiliate of American Express, but it appears that they are starting to float ads for an increased sign-up bonus for the SPG cards. They do this annually and it seems like it may be soon. Since you cannot normally get Amex to give the difference with an increased bonus after you have already applied, it would be best to wait a couple of weeks to see the new offer.

5 Things to Look for in a Destination Marathon

Destination marathons can be fantastic! Here is a list of 5 things that look for before selecting a destination marathon. What things do you look for?

Saturday Reader Races

Last week, I mentioned that I would like to start listing what races blog readers are running each weekend. It could match some runners up and add some meaningful discussion! Read the post to find out what to do and get those races in!

Know Your Treadmill

I ran on a treadmill recently that was terrible! It really helps to know your treadmill and whether or not it is calibrated. As one reader mentioned, this is the reason to have a foot pod! See how badly this treadmill was off.


That sums up this week! This was easily the biggest week for the Running with Miles blog. The readership went up, I had the most posts in a week than I have had before (13), I had the most on a single day that I have ever had before (5), and I was able to announce that I will shortly be moving to the best blog network for all things travel – BoardingArea! Hopefully this is just the first of the great weeks to come! Thanks for reading!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.