Taking the Long Road: Staying Focused on the Big Goals

I will toe the line this weekend in my seventh marathon, and here’s hoping that seven is a lucky number that day! For this is the day that I go after one of my “big G” Goals: qualifying for my first Boston Marathon. Basil recently wrote about getting through the no-man’s land of marathon training, and it’s been a long 18 week training cycle. However, that’s only at first glance; 18 more » Read more

Comment of the Week – 4.12.14

Another week bites the dust! Things got back to normal here at Salty Running this week after Monday’s championship round of the Greatest Women’s Blog Tournament. Not only were our spicy collection of bloggers racking up those miles, they were bringing you some great posts! And you know, they weren’t they only ones bringing it. Every week our commenters add a little something something to the site with their experiences more » Read more

Comment of the Week – 3.29.14

Can you feel the excitement in the air? It’s madness, baby… March Madness! The basketball tournament is this Salty blogger’s favorite time of the year, and I’ve been glued to the games, sports talk radio, analysis – you name it. Even if you’re not into hoops hoopla like I am, we know you’re probably getting pumped up for the Salty Running Greatest Women’s Running Blog tournament. Round One is in more » Read more

Greatest Women’s Running Blog: Blue Division, Round One

We’re down to our final region of the first round – the Blue Division! This Division has the usual range of super popular blogs to a few diamonds in the rough. We have moms, more Olympic Trials qualifiers and this competition’s only ultra girl (what’s up with that? Ultra girls too busy running  a bazillion miles a week to blog, we guess!) No matter which blog you vote for, we more » Read more

Greatest Women’s Running Blog: Green Division, Round One

In the third set of Round 1 match ups for the Greatest Women’s Running Blog of All Time, we have the Green Division. The eight blogs in this region range from incredibly popular to incredibly fast to incredibly passionate about the sport.  This division has fewer flashy graphics than others, but they prove the old adage that content is king. Which ones will make it past the first round of more » Read more

Greatest Women’s Running Blog: Red Division, Round One

Next up in the quest for the Greatest Women’s Running Blog of All Time, we turn to the Red Division. The eight blogs in this region bring some formidable chops to the table. They’ve got strong opinions, passion, wit… baby, they’ve got it all. The Red Division boasts some OTQs and some of the most popular running blogs in the tourney. These bloggers may be spread out across the country, more » Read more

Greatest Women’s Running Blog: Yellow Division, Round One

To kick off our search for the Greatest Women’s Running Blog of All Time, we head to the Yellow Division. The eight blogs in this region are all strong contenders as far as being great reads full of inspiration, humor and keeping it real. This region spans all parts of the country, paces and a few age groups. The blogs range from super-duper popular to hidden gems and the bloggers more » Read more

Sassafras’s Training Log – 2.23.14 & 3.2.14

Why hello out there, Salty readers! I am sitting here watching the snow absolutely pour down on a rare snow day from work for me. Time to catch you up on what’s been going on with my training over the past two weeks. Week of 2.17.14 – 2.23.14 When last I left you, I had a sprained ligament in my foot that I was babying. It was definitely on the more » Read more

#runnerselfie

Last run of our Disney week #runnerselfie @SaltyRunning pic.twitter.com/qIe2SCZAo6 — Carmen Fontana (@carmenfontana) February 8, 2014 This week #runnerselfie went to Disney World!  Salty reader Carmen was all smiles when she ran the Magic Kingdom. Where will you get salty this week? Show off the cool places you run, your best running buddy or even just your own beautiful, salty face with a selfie! Share it with us! Tweet to more » Read more

Sassafras’s Training Log – 2.16.14

This week started out great with two runs that were milestones, each in their own way, but then it, shall we say, took a dive. I’ll let the log do the rest of the talking. Monday – An easy 9 on the treadmill (8:49 pace). This was my longest pre-work treadmill run so far, which meant an extra-early (i.e. pre-5 a.m.) wake up time. Tuesday - Six tempo miles on the more » Read more