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

Salty’s Training Log – 12.7.14

My baby turned two on Monday! And to celebrate I finally got into see my doctor in the afternoon and she confirmed my suspicions about my horribly sore throat and general feeling of malaise – strep. (Good thing we already celebrated with a little party for her!) Within 2 amoxicillin capsules, my throat felt worlds better, but somewhere along the way I picked up a cough that I’m still dealing more » Read more

5 Reasons Why Elizabeth Herndon Says You Should Do a Beer Mile

A couple of weeks ago, few people had heard of the beer mile. Now, thanks to Flotrack and it’s highly publicized World Championship Beer Mile event held in Austin on Wednesday night, the world can’t get enough of this formally underground running curiosity. Now that the beer mile is on everyone’s radar screen, the logical question is is the beer mile for you? I pondered this question, but realized I had no more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.30.14

This week I didn’t even manage half of the miles I ran last week. I knew my miles would be low since I was traveling to NYC with my son, but I was hoping for upper 50’s. The first strike against this plan came when the forecast called for snow on the East Coast on Wednesday. We had a flight scheduled for 11:00 a.m., but I was able to get more » Read more

Salty Training Log – 11.23.14

Despite an early winter and a super busy week I finally broke through the 70 mile barrier. Woohoo! I am getting really excited about training and am starting to feel fit again. Time to start looking at spring races. In life news, my oldest turned 6 on Friday and my youngest turns 2 next week. We celebrated this weekend with a little presents, cake and ice cream. But later this more » Read more

Gone Turkey Trottin’!

Salty here. I’m heading to the Big Apple! I’m taking my son to see the bright lights of the big city and to spend some time with Auntie Cinnamon. So we here at Salty Running are going to take a break from bringing you fresh material. In our absence, you can keep up with what the Salty Bloggers and I have been up to in our training logs. If you more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.16.14

So, uh, winter. Yikes! Jasmine wasn’t kidding when she said winter was effectively here this week. Geesh! Time to get flexible! I believe strongly that the way to get through winter training is to be flexible. Move workouts around, switch inside as necessary and go with the flow. Winter is the time to learn to be adaptable. This week wasn’t too bad. I ran on the treadmill for a few more » Read more

5 Reasons to Cheat in Your Next Race!

By now, any runner with an internet connection has heard about Tabatha Hamilton and her ill-gotten win at the the Chickamauga Battlfield Marathon last weekend.  Prior to Tabatha, there was the tale of Kip Litton, the man who cheated in dozens of marathons, including Boston, before he was finally figured out (if you haven’t read the New Yorker piece about Kip, now is the time; it’s a great read!). Both cases more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.9.14

I feel like a broken record. Another good week in the books! I know have 8 weeks of 60+ miles in a row and I’m feeling good! I have noticed I have to be more diligent about foam rolling and strengthening to keep the niggles from growing into something more annoying, but so far I’ve managed to keep everything in check. I am now doing 2 days of strength training: more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.2.14

Yet another solid week in the books for me and I’m feeling tired, but good! This week the focus was to up my mileage a touch and to recover from last week’s 10k. A new focus for me this season will be improving my running form. My coach had a talk with me about spending too much time on the ground, so I need to work on lifting my knees more » Read more

5 Frights You Might Encounter When Running in the Dark

Whether you run early or late, this time of year you’ll probably be doing some miles in the dark. If you don’t have lighted streets, your puny little headlamp is about enough to keep you from running into a wall, but otherwise isn’t all that good about lighting your way. Instead, you have to hope there aren’t scary things lurking around the corners. Since today is the spookiest of all more » Read more