The Morning Shakeout Podcast
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Mario Fraioli is a writer and running coach from San Francisco, California. He enjoys helping athletes work toward their goals, which range from personal bests to national championship titles, and even the Olympic Games. He's also the former senior editor at Competitor magazine (2010-2016).
Mario hosts The Morning Shakeout , a podcast in which he speaks about running and also shares his insights and opinions on issues he is knowledgeable and passionate about to create awareness, generate meaningful dialogue, and spur healthy debate.
We're very pleased to be part of The Morning Shakeout's 26th episode, where Mau (Co-founder of Aire Libre) had the opportunity to run next to Mario, and discuss running as a way of exploration and adventure, the importance of culture and storytelling, and how those two elements are at the core of everything Aire Libre does.
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Join us in our upcoming running experiences, where you'll be able to unplug completely, while discovering a foreign land and its fascinating culture, connecting spiritually with yourself and joining a group of like minded individuals.
“Discover the world through running”
For this episode of Beyond Running, we sat down with runner and mindfulness ambassador for the L.A. running community, Hakim Tafari, who told us about the different chapters of his journey and how a life of obstacles led him to embrace running, mindfulness and eastern medicine as ways to reconnect to himself and turn his life around.
Join us as we discuss everything from running and veganism to budhism and eastern medicine in this eye opening and awe inspiring conversation.
When curating a running retreat, Aire Libre focuses on finding a running location that will allow their clientele to experience culture outside the typical tourist destination. They scout their locations thoroughly, visiting six months to a year out, connecting with locals and letting them know what their intentions are.
“We make sure the people and places we’re going to go through are excited to work with us,” notes Diaz. “It really becomes an amazing exchange of experiences and thoughts. The locals are not only willing to have people over, but the same locals take a lot from the people who come.”
They’ve seen potential in this type of responsible tourism to have both an economic and social impact on regions that might be forgotten, outside of the conventional tourist places.
Running to connect with place seems like a novel and somewhat trendy idea. With the rising popularity of trail running, adventure travel, and randonnée-style cycling—exploration through silent sport is having its moment. Yet like many things we like to claim as our own, running to connect with land and people is as ancient as running. It’s through this lens that Aire Libre looks at their offering. It’s an ancient practice of exploring internal and external landscapes, and should be enjoyed as such…