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Have you ever wondered what running’s like beyond the marathon? Does getting dirty on the trails appeal to you? Do you think it would be cool to run for 4, 5, 6, 7 or more hours at a time? Do you like to eat weird stuff like potatoes and pb&J and drink flat coke during your races? Does it sound like fun to run all night deep in the woods with nothing but a headlamp and a handheld to keep you company? Well, if so Clove is your girl!
Hello Salty Running readers. Pepper here. Salty is a good friend of mine and I am honored to join the fab writers contributing to her awesome website! I look forward to the camaraderie and learning experience this site will provide not only myself but other women runners!
A bit about me: I am coming off of a year that involved many personal struggles. Most of them outside of running, but many with running too. As my running world came crashing down around me I was forced to focus on life’s real issues. It’s amazing how easy it is to use running to avoid dealing with other life stuff. Read more >>
So what’s a site called Salty Running doing without a Pepper? It’s like pancakes without syrup, Barbie without Ken or Yin without Yang. Finally, the site is balanced. Meet Elizabeth, our very own Pepper! And as her name implies, expect a little pop, pizazz and spice from her posts.
Besides offering a little zest to the site, Pepper is one of the speediest runners I know. What really makes her PRs impressive is that she didn’t start at the front of the pack. Through hard work and focus this girl went from a 3:39 marathoner to a 2:49 marathoner! Read more >>
Today’s the big day. We’re finally rolling out the red carpet for the world premiere of the new and improved Salty Running! You’ll be enjoying more of the features you love from Cinnamon, Ginger and me of course! But we’ll also be rolling out new features, new bloggers and making some BIG announcements. So stay tuned!
In the meantime, I wanted to take the time to thank you for joining me here. I’d also like to tell you a little about what I hope Salty Running can do for you and the world-at-large. Read more >>
Have you always loved running, but were never able to get it together to see how much potential you have? Have you ever wondered how fast you could be if you got serious about your training? Well, it’s time to get serious. At least it is for our newest blogger, Ginger.*
Ginger has such an interesting story. She’s an historically slow runner (her description, not mine!) who has always been fascinated by fast running. So much so she became a stalker (I’ll let her handle that story). She’s a grad student (I’m sure she’ll eventually delve into that topic). She’s dating a guy who happens to be a crazy fast runner or maybe he’s crazy and a fast runner (She’ll tell you more about him too). After struggling with whether she even had any running potential to tap into, Ginger has decided to bite the bullet and go for it. She’s just started formal training to see what her legs can do for her. I bet she gets faster than her wildest imagination. Can’t wait to find out!
So tune in later for the first installment of her feature Ginger With a J and follow along her journey to FAST!
*Now you might be confused. Don’t we already have a Ginger? Why yes we do! Or should I say did. Since New Ginger is, well, Jinger we decided that Old Ginger, Kyle will now be Cinnamon and her feature will now be called Cinnamon Rushes. We figure we can take these liberties since we aren’t even official yet.
Hey Salty Runners!
This is Cinnamon, Salty’s sister. I’d like to take a quick moment to thank all of you gals (and guys too) for following this site. Not very long ago, this online resource and community was still a crazy idea, then Salty’s New Year’s resolution, and now to see a concrete version of it taking shape is really amazing! We never thought it would grow so fast, but because of you Salty Running is gonna need a little more room…
With all the great articles Salty’s been cranking out, you may be surprised to hear that this is just the beginning. Pretty soon we’ll be rolling out the red carpet for the real deal, and we just know you’re gonna love it.
In the meantime, the current site and its content will continue to be available at saltyrunning.wordpress.com. And don’t worry – we’ll be posting new content when we conduct our full launch of the new improved site very soon! Stay tuned!
Hello, ladies! I’m pleased and proud to be the first blogger other than my big sis to join the Salty Girls. I know her vision of Salty Running is so much more than a blog – it’s a community where we can encourage each other to rise to our challenges and become better athletes, and I hope my posts will do just that for you!
With that goal in mind I plan to share my experience as a busy runner. I know we’ve all got jobs to do, but seriously, being a distance runner with my job is insane–currently I’m a production assistant in New York’s film and television industry. I’m hoping to one day become a camera operator, but for now I work for the Assistant Directors, or ADs, literally running around the set helping to make everything we do happen on time. Here’s the run-down of why this job keeps me so busy:
The working day on a film set is scheduled to be 12 hours long, but it often goes beyond that-sometimes well beyond! Try squeezing in a tempo after a 18 hours on your feet. The nature of my job is such that I’m in about an hour before the crew and leave about an hour after, which puts me on my feet for a 14 hour day when we’re shooting on schedule. The reality however, is that my average day is 15-16 hours not-including commute time, which can vary drastically since our location changes every day. Oh yeah, and what I do changes every day as well–today I’m managing 90 background actors at two different locations. Still think your work week looks crazy?
You might think I’m nuts to do this job (especially for how little I’m paid), and you’re probably right, but I love it! A lot of my coworkers think I’m nuts for running, but I love that too! I’m not willing to give either one up just yet so for now they’re gonna have to live together. So far I’m making it work but it’s certainly a constant challenge.
Next time I write I’ll get into some of my strategies for cramming mileage into my tight schedule, and hopefully hear some of yours too! But for now, I really gotta run!
I know you’re all busy people. As a mother of two toddlers believe me I can relate! I also know that not all of us have the luxury of routine or even time at home. That’s why I’ve enlisted my sister Cinnamon to share her experiences as a competitive runner with an active social life, interest in several hobbies and–here’s the big one–a career freelancing in New York’s film and TV industry.
This girl commutes on the run, runs at midnight, runs after 18 hour days, runs hungover after wrap parties among other nutty things. Not to toot her own horn (and my own since I coached her, of course!) but in a matter of months Cinnamon went from being a relatively nonathletic career-focused young woman to running her debut marathon in 4:11 all while navigating this hectic lifestyle.
Cinnamon will be posting a weekly training log as well as a feature, Ginger Rushes. Like Diary of an Injured Runner, Cinnamon Rushes will be the chronicles of a runner lady’s life. But instead of an injured mom of two, Cinnamon will be writing about her exeperiences as a single 30-something runner navigating New York City, a hectic and stressful career and everything else life has to offer. Follow along as she tries to string along enough quality training to attempt another marathon and p.r. in all distances along the way!