Running Fashion Police: Your Office to Track Wardrobe

Recently Juniper gave us some tips on finding pants for your smokin’ hot runner legs. I’m going to take a tangent from that subject and talk about the office wardrobe. Fortunately, my office dress code is business casual, but I can’t get away with wearing race t-shirts, running tights, or racing flats. Nonetheless I’ve discovered a few tricks along the way for making an easier transition from office to track, more » Read more

March Madness Tournament Nominations!

Cinnamon is hard at work on a better graphic for the Tournament, we swear! March at Salty Running means it’s time to start getting serious about our March Madness Tournament! Two years ago our tournament chose the greatest woman runner of all time. Last year, we chose the best women’s running blog. And this year, our theme will be … . [drum roll] . The best U.S. Marathon that isn’t more » Read more

Reader’s Roundtable: Heart Rate Training

Even with my crazy heart condition, I never ever used a heart rate monitor in training. Lately, though, I’m starting to think now is the time. For the past 4 years I have done pace-based training; every workout I did had a prescribed pace, which meant I was a slave to the watch. In being so pace-focused, I feel like I’ve lost a sense of what the right effort is for more » Read more

5 Podcasts to Keep You Company on Your Runs

I arrived to the world of podcasts fairly late in the game but since I got an iPhone this entertainment alternative has saved me on many of my long runs! I found my running playlist getting old, and sometimes music was just plain annoying on a long run after an hour or so. On the treadmill I tried to watch TV but it makes me dizzy…which may be my own more » Read more

Pants for Every Runner!

I’m going to talk to you about a very serious problem that plagues all of us female runners: pants. I’m not talking about our beloved running tights, ladies; I mean dress pants and – dare I say it – jeans. Oh, the horror! As an athlete, I celebrate my muscular body. Unfortunately, it would seem not a lot of clothing companies do. Like most of you, I have a full-time more » Read more

Readers’ Roundtable: Do You Shave Your Legs in Winter?

Boy oh boy, at 40º Fahrenheit, yesterday was just balmy here in the Big Apple!  So when it was time for me to hit the road, naturally I took off my pants without hesitation.  Shorts time! I don’t think about it too much usually, but last week the Salty bloggers were chatting about our legs, so when I saw the forecast I made sure to bust out a fresh razor more » Read more

5 Ways to Ensure Your Race is an #epicfail

Race day nerves are just part of the drill, right?  In the days before a big race, adrenaline buzzes around your body, hopefully surging at the right time to bring you home to a PR.  But what happens if you use that adrenaline unwisely, by going out too fast in the first couple miles?  Or what if that adrenaline misfires even before the gun goes off, or worse, before you more » Read more

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Winter Running with Babies and Pets

Oh baby, it’s cold outside. Like, realllly cold outside.  We are talking snot icicles. Snowy eyelash mascara. 5 layers of running clothes and a sexy gaiter face mask. Yea, it’s winter in the northeast! As of this writing it was 6 degrees with about 4 inches blanketing the streets of Columbus, Ohio. Icy patches made my 3 miler a bit treacherous. In a few days another clipper is supposed to more » Read more

Reader Roundtable: What is Your Oldest Race SWAG?

We’ve introduced a new feature on Salty Running called “Reader’s Roundtable,’ and asked all of you to share with us your post-run shower habits and “chicking” stories.  This week, we want to know what ancient race t-shirts, hats and other swag is lurking in the back of your closet! Recently, I was going through my running shirts when I came across a faded and oversized race tee 2005, then another one from 2003!  more » Read more

5 Ways Christian Grey’s Got Nothing On Running

So the bestselling book turned potential blockbuster comes to theaters today, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I have not read the book. Personally, I’m more of a Magic Mike kinda girl. But it’s hard to escape the previews, the newsfeed posts, and the late night talk show circuit promoting 50 Shades of Grey. I guess it’s about a guy who’s bedroom tastes are quite different than the norm. He meets more » Read more

Readers Roundtable: The Guy Who Got Chicked! (And His Crazy Response)

Salty Running might be a women-focused site, but man-oh-man, do we ever love men!  They’re our friends and dads and husbands and sons, and they make especially good running companions for those women who train on the faster side.  They give us little flutters in our hearts and make us roll our eyes, and best of all is when they make us laugh! And nothing makes me laugh more than more » Read more

5 Reasons to Get over Your Commitmentphobia and Register for that Race!

Here’s the situation: you’re planning out your race schedule for the next year and there are an overwhelming number of options. There are races you’ve done before and loved, races you’ve always wanted to do, races that are close by and others that are in exciting and possibly tropical locations. There are hilly races and flat races that almost guarantee a PR, races highlighted in your favorite running magazine and more » Read more

Dear Diary: Today I Ran Like a Boss!

Training journals: most of us keep one in some form or another, whether it’s electronic or old school pen and paper. In it, we log every thing we’ve accomplished during our training week. We document the miles logged, the reps completed, and even what we didn’t do on our rest days. But when is the last time you recorded how you felt about what happened during your day, not just more » Read more

Readers Roundtable: Post-Run Showers!

You ask us questions and we answer! Today, we’re going to try something new. We’re asking you a question and we’d love your answers in the comments! Our first question is about showers. We know some runners who insist on showering immediately after running and others who … well … might go a little longer in between showers. Some have tricks to get more mileage between showers (get it?!), while others more » Read more

5 Reasons Running is Better than Football

Super Bowl weekend has arrived! And that’s great news for those of us hoping the media will shut up about Tom Brady’s balls and start focusing on more important matters, such as lost puppies and heroic horses. All the hype of The Big Game got me thinking about the sport we obsess over.  Football is great and all, but anyone who ran cross country in high school knows who really more » Read more