Here at Salty Running we take running very very seriously. Elite runners are also people who take running very very seriously. Put Salty Running and elite runners together and surely such an event would be of the utmost in seriousness, with conversations about lactate thresholds and glycogen depletion and …
real talk: whether men should race in briefs too.
Of all those things we only discussed one of them. Guess which one.
Yep, while we take running seriously and we bring the focus when necessary, we’re usually about as serious as the last time someone suggested you wear your Crocs out.
Enough chit-chat! Let’s get to the 5:
What an elite runner is like when you ask her if she uses a fuel belt:
Thank GOD – Olivia Mickle doesn’t need the fuel belt talk.
Stars, they’re just like us. What they’re like ten minutes after a half marathon wearing briefs and a bra top in 50 degrees and pouring rain:
Hopefully Ruth Perkins found her pants. It was a long way home for her.
How you travel back to your hotel after nailing your OTQ:
Keely Maguire, Karen Roa and their shiny new OTQs hitched a ride in our van, which was full of Pop Tarts and PBR that … well … nobody wanted.
Here’s what happens when you miss an OTQ by eleven seconds … ELEVEN SECONDS!!!:
Your consolation prize is the opportunity to teach a 40 year-old mom from Cleveland how to use Snapchat. Congratulations, Brandon Johnson from Denver!
What to do after working your tushes off covering a race for the ages:
- Drive an hour to the historic district of the oldest city in the US.
- have drunk brunch
- try to use a selfie stick for the first time! Middle aged ladies FTW!