Why YOU Need a Running Resume

Here at Salty Running, we are a Spice Rack of multi-taskers. And just like our readers, we each play many roles in our daily lives. Chances are, all of us have written and revised our professional resumes at one time or another. But do you have a resume for any other areas of your life? Specifically, do you have a running resume? Read more

Gift a Membership to USATF

Salty Running gave you a gift guide at the beginning of the month. But maybe you’re still wondering what to get that hard to buy for runner on your holiday list. Tights? They have a drawer full. Shoes? Have their own closet. Socks? S/he is too picky. Well… How about a gift that gives all year, that supports the sport of running at every level and  keeps on giving? I’m more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 12.16.12

The Christmas madness continues! And this week was apparently the week of 8-milers. Ran 65 miles in total. Also this week, I met with Eric, who will be writing my training plans in 2013. Looking forward to having training partners on the same schedule for workouts and races! Monday- 8 miles Tuesday- 8 miles Wednesday- 8 miles Thursday- 8 miles Friday- 10 mile progression run from <7:20 to 6:30s over more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 12.9.12

This week was the last big running week of the year with USATF Club Cross Country Nationals. We sent two teams (12 women total) this year, plus a men’s team and a masters team. I logged 53 miles. Monday- easy 8 miles at MNR Tuesday- easy 10 miles with some friends Wednesday- 8 miles with 6 x 1 minute working down from 5:40s to low 5:20s Thursday- easy 6 miles more » Read more

Give Yourself A Break!

Runners come in all shapes and sizes physically, and we are also mentally diverse: we are good at so many things! We are dedicated, passionate, and driven, qualities that are instrumental in helping us achieve our goals. But we can also be extremist, overly critical, and obsessive. As a result, one thing many runners struggle with is taking a break. I’ve heard (and used) every excuse. Here are a few more » Read more

5 Reasons to Get It On On the Indoor Track This Winter

Ugh, winter. Every runner has a different way of coping with the cold temperatures, slick roads, hiding sunlight, and sparse racing opportunities. But we must power through it if we’re going to get ready for that spring goal race! Group runs, hot beverages, and headlamps certainly make training possible. But if you really want to step outside your comfort zone this winter, step inside… to the indoor track. An indoor track is more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 11.25.12

I ran a lot of miles this week thanks to a few runs with friends and a Thanksgiving break. I am really starting to feel like my old runner self again and beginning to believe great things are ahead in 2013. Monday- 8.5 miles at MNR. These runs seem to get quicker this time of year. Tuesday- 11.5 miles with Paige. Wednesday- 8 miles easy Thursday- Uptown Pumpkin Dash 5k more » Read more

Rosemary’s training log – 11.11.12

As though the time change wasn’t challenging enough, we spent half the week on Mountain Time visiting Va-Va-Vanilla! It was a week of casual runs and delicious brunches!!   Monday-easy 8 at MNR (Monday Night Run) Tuesday 3x 1 mile on the roads .3 jog easy recovery. Goal pace of 6:15 (current 10k pace, goal marathon pace). Ran 6:16, 6:25, 6:12. Felt good physically and neutral mentally. Total of 8 more » Read more

Rosemary’s Paleo Runner Experiment

Two weeks ago, I started my Paleo Challenge. My goal? Determine if Paleo-style eating could fuel my running, at a moderate amount of mileage (50-60 miles per week). Many readers had wonderful tips and tricks and others expressed curiousity. The challenge was actually really fun and made me eat a lot more vegetables and a lot less sugar. I ate fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, meat, eggs, coffee and tea. I tried a few new recipes more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 11-4-12

I can hardly believe it is November! Maybe I’ll finally get to use the headlamp I got for Christmas last year… This week, I survived the rainy, blustery inland impact of Sandy without any damage/power outages. I also put together a strong week of 60 miles including seven days of running and only one run solo. I was a lucky and grateful spicegal this week. Monday Ran 9 miles at Monday Night more » Read more

Is The Paleo Diet For Runners?

If you are like me, you probably don’t really know much about Paleolithic Nutrition. Up until a few months ago, I thought those on the Paleo Diet only ate nuts and seeds.  Nonetheless, I was curious. Around the time of my New Year’s Resolution, one of my work friends started bringing muffins and cake and cookies and all sorts of treats to work and calling them “Paleo.” Knowing the basics more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 10-28-12

This week was a good mental week for running and I finally broke through the 50 mile per week limit and ran 53 miles! I also took a yoga workshop all weekend called Yoga Gangsters. It was so nice to run 2 hours and do 2 hours of yoga to kick off my weekend on Saturday. Monday- 8.5 easy at Monday Night Run Tuesday- wanted some 90 second/quarter pace intervals. more » Read more

Lessons From My Surprise 10k PR

In college I ran a 5,000 meter PR in the first meet of my sophomore indoor track season and allowed it to be completely overshadowed by a disappointing second place finish. I thought I had won the race due to confusing lap traffic on a 200 meter track and didn’t learn until a few hours later that I’d finished in second place. I could easily fill a post with stories more » Read more