Ask-A-Salty: Treadmill Q&A Session

Today we’re doing a different kind of Ask-A-Salty and asking you, our readers, to help us with our Treadmill Tip of the Week series by bringing us your questions and suggestions in the comments. Are you wondering if it’s normal to ______? Have you always been confused by ______? Here’s a chance to ask us your treadmill questions in an open forum! Whether it’s about one of our previous treadmill more » Read more

Ask a Salty: How Do I Know if I am Going to Lose a Toenail?

We runners may be known for our rock solid legs and sculpted backsides, but we don’t have the hottest rep when it comes to our feet. In fact, some runners are downright embarrassed by the state of their tootsies. Why?  Because it is not uncommon for distance runners to get black toenails and to, gulp, lose toenails entirely.  Yeah, yeah, I know, ewwwww. But look, losing a toenail is not more » Read more

Ask A Salty: Poor Body Image

Welcome back to our Ask-A-Salty feature, where you ask us questions and we give you the answers. If you have a question for us you can send it to us by clicking on “Ask-A-Salty” above the banner or by clicking here. Today’s question comes from Katie: I am a 16 year old girl and I love to run. I’m on my school’s cross-country team and I’ve been in the sport since 7th grade. I usually more » Read more

Ask-A-Salty: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Welcome back to our Ask-A-Salty feature, where you ask us questions and we give you the answers. If you have a question for us you can send it to us by clicking on “Ask-A-Salty” above the banner or by clicking here. Today’s question came to us via Twitter. So, follow us on Twitter and you can also ask us questions there! Anyway, here’s the question from TwinsRun, two of our favorite Salty readers more » Read more

Ask-A-Salty: Easy Run Pace

Welcome back to our Ask-A-Salty feature, where you ask us questions and we give you the answers. If you have a question for us you can send it to us by clicking on “Ask-A-Salty” above the banner or by clicking here. The following question comes from one of our favorite readers, Cathryn: In the past 18 months I’ve brought my half marathon PR down from 2.06 to 1.53, and I’m definitely faster than more » Read more

Ask-A-Salty: Reverse Race Course Cool-Downs

Ask-A-Salty is back! It’s the feature where YOU ask the questions and WE give you the answers. If you have a question for us you can send it to us by clicking on “Ask-A-Salty” above the banner or by clicking here. Our latest question comes from Meredith who asks: When I race a 5k, I am definitely in the middle of the pack. At some point during the last mile, more » Read more

Ask-A-Salty: Racing Long Post-Marathon

Ask-a-Salty is a feature we offer to answer any questions that you have about running.  If you have a question for us, just click on ‘Ask-a-Salty’ link right above the Salty Running banner, and submit your question. Or if that’s too hard, just click here. Our most recent question came from Emma, who has found herself in a pickle thanks to some unexpected luck: I’m writing because I’d love some training more » Read more

Ask-A-Salty: Running Underwear

Ask-a-Salty is a feature we offer to answer any questions that you have about running.  If you have a question for us, just click on ‘Ask-a-Salty’ link right above the Salty Running banner, and submit your question. Or if that’s too hard, just click here. Our most recent question came from Amanda: Just curious of your choice (brand/style) of underwear for running? I’m struggling with finding the right one and more » Read more

Ask-a-Salty: Harnessing the Post-Marathon Bounce

Ask-a-Salty is the feature where you tell us what you want to read. If you have a question for the Salty Bloggers visit the “Ask-a-Salty” tab above the banner or go here. Today’s brilliant question comes from Michelle: I’m thinking ahead … I’d like to train for a sub-20 5k after Boston. I plan to take 2-3 weeks off of training and then jump back into marathon training at the beginning of more » Read more

Ask-A-Salty: Losing Weight While Training

Salty Reader Diane asks: Dear Spice Rack:  Do you know where I can find what caloric intake I need while training for my half, that will allow me to lose some pounds in the process. I don’t want to eat too little and be starving, yet would like to shed some excess weight. Thank you!!! Diane’s question is actually one we hear all the time, and technically since weight loss more » Read more