Salty’s Training Log – 1.18.15

If you read today’s post you might know where I’m going to go with this training log. I ran 6 days last week and did one elliptical tempo workout – the 10/2 that Chamomile wrote about. It was a great workout! But even that felt really off. Over the course of the week my enthusiasm for running went from luke warm to nonexistent. 4 milers at a pace 1:00 slower more » Read more

Overcoming Hardcore: When to Know if You’ve Gone Too Far

We serious runners like to be hardcore. When it comes to mileage we value more. When it comes to pace we value faster. When it comes to rest we value minimal. Prizing the hardcore has helped many a runner become successful, but it has been many a runner’s downfall too. Some runners can thrive on pushing themselves to limits that would break many others–and that’s great for them!–but being someone more » Read more

Salty Running’s Hidden Treasures!

We are working hard on a site redesign! We know that Salty Running isn’t as user friendly as it could be and that there are probably hidden gems within it that even our long-time readers don’t know about. So while we work hard on fixing up this place, we wanted to take the time to point out some of the best features you might not know about. We want you more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.11.15

Well hello. Things are looking up! As I mentioned last week, I was diagnosed with a misaligned pelvis that was impinging my sciatic nerve – gross!  But a little ART, Graston following a couple of weeks of cross-training, I was back up and running on Wednesday. My chiropractor warned me that while it was fine to run again I would most certainly feel like shit for a few days. He didn’t lie. more » Read more

5 Social Media Mistakes Runners Make

We runners sure do seem to like talking about running. Judging from my social media feeds we might even like talking about running more than running itself! It’s cool to talk about running on social media … to an extent. When it comes to tweeting, posting or sharing a #selfie about your running activity, there are definitely some do’s and don’ts involved. Of course, I can’t lie. I’ve made all some more » Read more

Cleveland Elite Development

When you think of elite running organizations, you probably think of Boulder, Colorado or Mammoth Lakes, California. You might be surprised to learn that a group of extremely ambitious women is training to reach the upper echelons of our sport in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2012 the Cleveland Elite Development team was founded by a group of athletes training in the Cleveland area with one thing in common:  their coach, Glenn Andrews. more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.4.15

Well I kicked off a great season of ellipticalling! After my experience last week, I didn’t want to take any chances making my butt worse, so swore I’d take the week off and not run until I saw a professional on Monday 1/5/15. It was hard to not run since I can’t tell whether it’s better or not without running really, but I resisted the temptation to pick the scab more » Read more

And We’re Back!

It’s a new year for Salty Running! Woo! We hope you enjoyed whatever holidays you celebrate and that you’re looking forward to making Race Day Magic happen in 2015. And do we ever want to help you! Because we love you, we won’t be promoting any gimicky diet, telling you how to get six-pack abs in 6 minutes or offering up any kind of get-fast-quick scheme. As always, we will more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.28.14

We had a great Christmas! Cinnamon was home and we spent tons of time together and the kids were so into Christmas this year! On the running front, though, I didn’t quite get the present I hoped for. So, I’ll just put it out there – I’m injured. Everything was going great. I arrived at the track in the 50+ degree daylight on Tuesday ready for a workout. When I more » Read more

Treadmill Tip of the Week: Learning to Love the Treadmill

All right, runners. Before we go any further with our treadmill tips, let’s tackle the biggest, thorniest issue facing us runners when it comes to the treadmill: we hate the god-forsaken thing. Many of us will do anything to avoid having to run on it, including long runs on the snow and ice and bundling up in a bazillion layers to battle -20+ windchills (I’ve done it!) We might even run outside more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.21.14

Pinch me! Third week of 70 miles in the last 5 weeks and I’m still feeling good. Although, I have to admit it is starting to catch up with me. I have to work hard to keep my left foot from tightening up and my it bands are frequently threatening to strike. I roll my foot out on a tennis ball every other day or so and that definitely helps more » Read more

Happy Holidays from Salty Running

Well, it’s that time of year. We have reached the crescendo of holiday madness as we near the end of 2014. I am home with all three kids who are off from activities and school until January. The fact that I am typing this without interruption (so far) is a Christmas miracle! With all the holiday craziness in my life, and most likely yours too, we will be taking a much needed more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.14.14

Had a good week, but as I’m discovering about winter training, a lot of that had to do with being flexible. You can’t count on running outside with winter weather. You can’t count on being able to run anywhere in particular – gyms could be closed, tracks locked, treadmills can break. You could catch whatever the disease of the week is amongst your kids. This week, I decided to try more » Read more

5 Question Quiz: Is the Beer Mile Right for You?

It’s been a week since Flotrack put on it’s highly publicized World Championship Beer Mile and the world can’t get enough of this formally underground running curiosity.  Or maybe it’s just me. I’m simply fascinated by it! Elizabeth Herndon slammed 4 beers and ran 4 laps of a track in six minutes and seventeen seconds! I just can’t get over it! And of course, when a world champion and WORLD RECORD HOLDER gives you reasons more » Read more

The One Sentence You Should Never Say About Your Race

I don’t know many people who don’t enjoy recapping their race experience. Whether it’s a local 5k or a major marathon, don’t we all love to give the play-by-play on the group cool-down, in our training logs or in a formal race report? Even when things don’t go as well as we hoped we like to do a postmortem to figure out what we did wrong and when things go more » Read more