Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we list the stories that were covered throughout the week.
It appears as if Boston will be adding 9,000 more runners for the 2014 Boston Marathon. It will be interesting to see how many of those slots are given for charity runners.
My progress is coming along for my mini-marathon challenge. 3 weeks down and 3 left (actually less than 2 now). Also in this post, I discussed the importance of the long run and why you should be careful in observing the pace you do those runs at.
The 4 Southwest Airline credit cards had been sitting at 50,000 point sign-up bonus for a while. Last week saw them drop down again to 25,000. Never fear, they will undoubtedly come back as they do 3 times a year or so.
American Airlines had broken up with AwardWallet a while back citing “security” concerns. Apparently, money solves a lot of those concerns as they have renewed their partnership and you can again track your American Airline miles in AwardWallet.
If you are like me, you hate to have a scheduled running day interrupted by travel. In this post, I talk about the ways you can still get those runs in while flying (rather, while you are in between flights).
The (somewhat) annual increased offer for the SPG American Express cards is back. It has been bumped up 5,000 Starpoints to the 30,000 point level. The offer is good until September 3rd. This is one of the mile and points favorites, so make sure you consider this card while the offer is on!
I have stayed at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel a few times and found it to be a very nice hotel and extremely convenient. Check the review of it to see if it will work for you on your next time through Frankfurt.
With the increased offer on the SPG cards, I highlight three different ways this card and the points can benefit the runner. See my list and if they sound like something that will work for you.
Are you a scheduled race planner or do you plan your races more spontaneously? Or are you a mix of the two? Read the pros and cons of each in this post.
That’s it for this week! Thanks for following along and reading the stories of the week!