I’ve had success and failure, and here’s my quick list of what works and what doesn’t.
1. If possible, plan your hotel location. For a client I’ve got near Baltimore, I’ve had great running trips when I stayed near a bike path/multi-use trail that I could get to safely on foot. And I’ve had
not so great trips where I’ve been hemmed in by traffic.
2. Packing – running clothes/stuff MUST go in the suitcase first. Stick the shorts and socks inside the sneakers. If you add it later, you’ll forget something vital. Add it first, and you’ll forget non-
vital stuff, such as skivvies and belts.
3. Running must get schedule priority. If you’re planning to wake up early to run, go to bed early. If you’re running after work, make sure the folks you’re visiting understand and don’t try to push
4. Travel running can be a career-enhancing move. If one of the clients/collaborators, etc, is a runner, see if you can get in a run together. You’ll see each other as more human which will help
whatever it is you’re doing.
5. Watch nutrition and hydration. Nothing’s worse than heading out for an afternoon run with a tummy still full of late lunch.