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What’s the right way to balance your training when you are traveling, especially if you have a family?

Let’s find out.

Today we’re going to tackle the topic of training on trips, specifically vacations with your loved ones.  We’ll get into:

  • how to plan your vacation for the ideal time in your training cycle
  • how to stay fit and healthy while still having fun, and if you do decide to skip training altogether,
  • how much fitness, if any, you’ll lose while lounging in the sun. 

Of course, the best way is to travel and train at the same time at a running retreat.  This September, join me and a small group of runners for an incredible running vacation here in Asheville, NC.  We’re staying in deluxe riverfront cabins right where we can run right out our doors.  We’ll feast on chef-catered plant-based meals, enjoy classes and coaching, and so much more.  To learn more about all the cool things we’ve got planned go to  Spaces are very limited so sign up today.

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

If you need more help, you can order my book The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition wherever you get books or request a copy from your local library. 

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Thank you Clare for the amazing podcast, it’s literally the all non professional runners holy grail to run a sub 3 marathon and grab that BQ. Im learning more and more about my mistakes reading your stories form Instagram an listening to your podcasts and it’s opening me a new spectrum of things and what’s to do to don’t fail ilke many times before. Im hoping that this year will be my sub 3 at Berlin so i can have that thrilling moment when i cross the finish line and knowing that Ive achieved that. Your tips are so simple to follow and so helpful. Thank you for sharing your experience with us to make us a better runners. Greetings from Croatia, Rudi


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐High value, actionable advice.

Coach Claire shares valuable advice to excel as a plant-based runner. This is the podcast to listen to if you want to reach your running potential at any age, powered by plants!”

Kate Galli 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Great podcast

Just stumbled on the podcast. Was a runner for a few years and have taken time off to raise kids (single parent of 3 young kids) and to transition to a plant based lifestyle. Looking to get back into the swing of things and a few episodes on YouTube and now here has me excited to get back.


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