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Reykjavik Marathon
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 – Overview

Here is an overview on my marathon challenge for the Reykjavik Marathon. I had some satisfying results for the relatively low mileage I put into this training program.

Reykjavik Marathon: Trip Planning

This post covered my planning for the award portion of the Reykjavik trip. This was a great way to experience 3 separate airlines and 3 methods of award redemption.

Deal Alert: Garmin Forerunner 405CX Refurbished – $99

We have seen many deals on the Garmin Forerunner 310 XT but this is a great deal on the more casually wearable 405CX.

Best Point Earning for the Runner – Shoes.com

This post details a great deal on earning 21 points per dollar at Shoes.com.

2013 Reykjavik Marathon Review

Here is a detailed review on my latest marathon – the Reykjavik Marathon. It was a fabulous race and in this post I break down each part of the whole experience to offer my views on the presentation and handling of the race.

Fly to Hawaii for 30,000 Miles

Great opportunity here to use American Airline miles to fly to Hawaii, especially for the Honolulu marathon, for only 30,000 miles.

10 Missteps to Avoid on Marathon Day

Here are 10 missteps that I have observed at multiple marathons (as well as doing some myself) and solutions to avoid them to give you a better race experience.

30,000 SPG American Express Offer to Expire Soon – EXPIRED

The once-a-year increased offer on the American Express SPG cards expires September 3rd. If you are interested in getting this deal, now would be a good time to make a move.

In-Flight Nanny Now Offered by Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has just started offering an in-flight nanny on long-haul flights. Check it out here.

My First Upgrade With … Aegean Airlines?!

Here is a little overview and report on my recent flight with Aegean Airlines that gave me an upgrade. Nice and unexpected!

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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.