We love this article (“Travel Is About Commas, Not Exclamation Marks,” by Samantha Brown) because, like most things in life, travel really is about the little things, or as Samantha Brown puts it “the commas.” When you plan your trip, you’re thinking about all the big sights you’re going to see, the great adventures you’re going to have and the delicious food that you’re going to eat. And, absolutely, you will see and do those things in your tour with us. But what travel also offers is a step beyond these things that you are expecting.

Travel to Paris outdoor cafeThose “commas” can be found in the conversations you have with your waitress, who comments on your French, the taxi driver who tells you how much he appreciates you visiting his country, making friends with a woman in the grocery store line in a small town where no one speaks English – those little moments that give you big insight. All of these little moments have made us feel more connected with where we are at that moment in time and give us that true spirit of what travel is all about.

Paris France Running ToursSo, in addition to satisfying your expectations of seeing that piece of art you’ve always wanted to see, finally visiting that city you’ve dreamed of, or seeing the Eiffel Tower twinkling at night, with us you will also get to experience the “commas.” You will be able to participate in a road race where countless countries are represented, where you may not understand what the spectators are saying to you, but you know they’re cheering you on and that there are no language barriers when it comes to a post race party! Since we like to slow things down a bit so you can enjoy just being where you are and enjoying being in the moment, you’ll experience more of this spirit of travel.

Fall 2019 Marathon & Half Marathon Training

Great Bruges Marathon and HalfMany coaches and athletes agree that 16 weeks is a good amount of time to properly prepare for a marathon, while 10 to 12 weeks is usually sufficient for a half.

In all cases, building upon the aerobic base you’ve hopefully maintained throughout the spring will be followed with a number of specific training phases – speed, strength and endurance – that each last several weeks. Finally, the two to three weeks before race day are reserved for the taper, a time that focuses on rest and recovery.

Need some coaching help before your fall run?  Contact us, and we can help you find a coach!

Fall 2019 Marathon Tours & Half Marathon Tours

Great Bruges Marathon

The Great Bruges Marathon / Half Marathon

The best of Belgium!  Chocolate, Beer and The Great Bruges Marathon & Half Marathon.
October 18 – 22, 2019, October 18 – 25, 2019
Running
Luxury 4 or 5 Star Hotel
Swiss City Marathon

Swiss City Marathon, Half-Marathon

A beautiful course around Lucerne & along the shores of Lake Lucernce.  You'll see majestic mountains, make Swiss chocolate, taste wine at a quaint vineyard, eat Raclette & sausages like a local and more!
October 25 – 30, 2019, October 25 – November 1, 2019
Running
Luxury 4 or 5 Star Hotel

I’m enjoying a La Chouffe for happy hour (and, heck, maybe I’ll follow it up with a Leffe Brune!) and reminiscing about the Great Bruges Marathon & Half! It was a great race and a fantastic tour! Our Spring & Fall 2018 tours will be on our website in the next few days!!