Comment of the Month – September 2014

Fall racing season is in full gear, and so are things at Salty Running.  In September, we had a lot of great posts.  Basil wrote an Open Letter to Brooks about their recent “upgrade” to her favorite shoe (pain we all have felt before) and they responded! Salty weighed in on what counted as a “PR” (and what doesn’t) and Pepper wrote about the difference between running and racing a more » Read more

5 Cheers No Runner Wants to Hear

Last Saturday, as I ran the Blue Ox Marathon in Bemidji, I was coming up a particularly steep hill (the course is actually just one big hill, if I’m being candid), and the race volunteer at the top said, “this is the last hill!”  Having run enough marathons to know better than to believe everything I hear from the marathon sidelines, I said, “Don’t say that if it isn’t true!” more » Read more

Beware of Cars: Blue Ox Marathon Recap

I wasn’t sure if I should write a recap of the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon that I ran on Saturday. As a general rule, I like to keep things positive when it comes to racing, and I usually try to stick to the “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” mantra.  But I also think it is important that I am honest about my more » Read more

Comment of the week – 8.2.2014

As the fall racing season starts to heat up, Salties are picking up steam as well, and we had another week of great posts and race recaps. And with great posts comes great comments, which brings us to this weeks comment of the week winner! Related PostsComment of the Week – 3.29.14 Comment of the Week – 3.22.2014 Comment of the Week – 2.15.2014 Comment of the week – 11.30.2013 more » Read more

Comment of the Week – 7.26.2014

At the risk of defaulting to the two most generic topics ever (weather and time), can you believe it is almost August?  Although school is starting soon which I’m not quite ready for, it’s also getting closer to the fall racing season.  It makes the end of summer so much more palatable. I’m even looking forward to it. Plus, the end of summer means the time of beautiful running weather is returning more » Read more

Comment of the Week – 7.19.2014

Another delightful week in Salty Running-land! (can you tell I’ve had my daily dose of run-spiration?)  From tips for running in the heat to Basil’s confession’s about how to be too nice on race day, we’ve had a lot of great conversations going on! One of the big steps forward for women’s running, in my opinion, has been an understanding (and even welcome) of running whilst pregnant.  But as a runner, more » Read more

Comment of the week – 7.12.2014

It was a close one this week. And by close one, I mean that until 6 am this morning I wasn’t even sure I’d get a Comment of the Week post done! But, as I promised weeks ago (okay, maybe just two weeks ago), I (Cilantro) and Comment of the Week, are back. I keep my promises. As y’all are enjoying your pre-run coffee (or maybe you are already done?), more » Read more

Comment of the Week – 7.5.2014

A belated Happy Independence Day to all of us in America, and happy first weekend in July!  Although summer “officially” started two weeks ago, July has always seemed like the real start of the summer to me, and I’m ready for a summer run-cation.  I find it very hard to plan any trip that doesn’t involve some sort of running or racing, which I know makes it hard for family more » Read more

Cilantro’s 2015 Run Across the USA

Tomorrow is our nation’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than to run across the lower 48! I’m not kidding. For years, I’ve wanted to run across the United States. As awesome as that sounds I’ve been hesitant to do it. First because it’s, well, far. Second is the whole time and money thing. But now with a few ultras under my belt and as I enter my last more » Read more