Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary

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

Sunday Summary

Marathon Challenge – Update 4 and the Taper

This is an update on my marathon challenge for the Iceland marathon. In addition to an update on my (limited) training for the race, I also talked a but about the taper and why that is necessary for marathon training.

3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Placing in Races

Everyone likes to win. If you can’t win, it is nice to make a decent placing in races. Here are some tips on how you can better your chances of placing higher in those races.

Start Planning Your Boston Marathon Trip – SPG Edition

Boston is eight months away and that is not too far away to begin planning. You can start by picking out hotels for your stay. This post looks at the SPG hotel brands in the Boston area and gives you an overview of what hotels are good options and what it takes to secure those rooms.

Tuesday Tools and Tips: SeatGuru

Seatguru is an amazing online tool that helps you in selecting the best seats on your upcoming trips.

Delta Devaluation

Delta released some unpleasant news about their business class award requirements. See what they are and what you can do about it.

Global Entry for Children

Global Entry is an awesome government program (yes, there are one or two of them!). Find out how you can get Global Entry free for your children.

Start Planning Your Boston Marathon Trip – Hyatt Edition

This post looks at the Hyatt hotel options for your Boston Marathon trip.

4 Ways to Overcome Taper Madness

Taper madness can be a problem for the marathoner in the final days of marathon training. Here are some of the ways that I use to avoid taper madness.

Flying Blue Promo Awards

Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program for Air France and KLM. They run promo awards every two months to targeted cities. For September and October, you can fly from Houston or Chicago to Europe for 25,000 miles.

When Award Travel is Too Expensive

Flying with points and miles can be fun and cheap. But sometimes, the costs of these “free” award tickets can be higher than you are willing to pay.

Purchase Additional Club Carlson Points

Buying points and miles is not always the best of deals. But occasionally, it can be a deal depending on your travel priorities. If Club Carlson brand hotels are in your future, this deal may be good.

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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.