Budgeting Time and Money for a Transcontinental Run

Time budgeting for USA runs

Even if your big run starts on the first day of your retirement at no day or time in particular, with ballcap and water bottle in hand, sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with the fact that it will take many days to travel almost 3000 miles, and you’ll have to eat,…

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Transcontinental Mindset: Training To Run Across The U.S.

I love that Pete Kostelnick got up at 3 a.m. and averaged 70+ miles/day at a sub-9-minute pace when he set the world record for the fastest run across the USA. But that’s not me. My only “superpowers” are persistence and determination. So I’m writing this post to help others like me figure out their…

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The COVID Risk

The COVID risk

Some of the thoughts I’ve had about doing a transcontinental run during the time of COVID, and how we’ve adjusted protocols for lodging and more.

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Pressing “Pause”: Running the USA In The Age Of Quarantine

Simple—but not easy. It probably comes as no surprise that having to pause–emphasis on PAUSE, not stop–a 100-day run across the USA that had been in the planning stages for nearly a year is no easy decision. On March 23, 2020, after 51 days and 1261 miles on the road, my wife Leslie and I…

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