5 Reasons It’s Worth Getting Up to Run Early

Scientists have found that the late afternoon is probably the best time to run, as our muscles are loose from almost a full day’s activities, we’re hydrated and full of glycogen and our body clocks are revved up and ready. That’s well and good for most high school runners, but when it comes to picking a time to run each day, most of us do not have the luxury of more » Read more

5 Ways Running is RUINING YOUR LIFE!!!

Ahh, infotainment!  I’ve always detested “human interest” pieces in the news; they’re so often transparent ploys to manipulate the audience into associating the news organization with emotional high ground, and they wind up blurring the lines between real, factual news and gelatinous informational flatulence. I hold infotainment responsible for convincing non-runners that we are ruining our lives by pursuing a hobby that keeps us happy and fit, a position that’s more » Read more

5 Novels for Your Spring Break Reading List

Beach towels. Bathing suits. Fruity drinks. Warm, tropical breezes… Polar Vortex begone! Spring break is officially on the way (we think). I hope the windshield scraping and driveway shoveling is settling down for most of you Salty Running fans. For those still battling the tail-end (i.e. the big, thrashing, spike-covered dragon tail-end!) of this nasty winter season, I hope you are at least making some fun spring break plans. And more » Read more

5 Signs of Spring in 2014

If you’re a runner and you live in the upper two-thirds of the country, you love spring. After weeks of white-knuckling it through your training runs in the most horrid weather around, the novelty of posting that icicle-covered #runnerselfie has long since worn off.  On top of that you’re so sick of the treadmill, you can’t even come up with a new topic for a Salty Running Treadmill Tip of more » Read more

5 Reasons You Need a Salty Running Tech Shirt!

Salty merch is finally here! Today is the grand opening of the Salty Running Store, where you can get super cool “Get Chicked” tech tee and help support your favorite independent collaborative women’s running blog! We’re so proud of this little community you’ve helped us build over the last two+ years, and every time we hit an expo we think about how cool it would be to show off that more » Read more

5 Arrestable Offenses All Runners Commit

So this is a little late to the party, but the story is so ridiculous we think it’s still prime for a Friday 5!  A couple weeks ago a man took photos of Austin police in action during a jaywalking “sting operation” – an admirable use of tax dollars since, as we all know, crossing streets in defiance of signals is a gateway crime that often launches perps into a more » Read more

5 Oscar-Worthy Celebrity Sightings

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday, and Hollywood is all abuzz with outfits, bling and couples’ gossip.  But what about the celebrity sightings that we really care about?  You know, the running celebrities that we’d love to see while out on a run or doing grocery shopping?  As you all know, many elite athletes live or train in Boulder, making it easy to spot one of our favorite celebs.  more » Read more

5 Cold Weather Treadmill Alternatives

Has the Polar Vortex put the kibosh on your outdoor runs? Has the epic winter weather put a hold on your marathon training?  Sick of the treadmill? Just need to get out of the house and run? Have no fear, for I, Cilantro, have five solutions to running in the Vortex, so you can forget about freezing your knickers off outdoors, dreadmill running, or skipping your run entirely! Related PostsTreadmill Tip more » Read more

5 Runners Who Can Warm Your…er…Heart

So I asked the Salty gals for some inspiration for this week’s Friday 5, and immediately someone piped up with “VALENTINES!!” Sigh.  Oh yeah.  It’s that holiday I can’t abide.  Not that I don’t like the idea of love, it’s more that I resent corporations convincing us that we’re inadequate if we’re not buying flowers and diamonds for our sweethearts. But then I remembered that Valentine’s Day is also an more » Read more

5 Reasons Runners Should Watch the Winter Olympics

The Sochi Olympics opening ceremony is tonight, and while I might be pining for the track & field events of the Summer Olympics, I’m going to be pinned to the screen for the next two weeks.  I’m not just going to be watching to see how Lolo does in the bobsled (and look for hints to how she’ll perform in the upcoming track & field season), I’ve got five more reasons to more » Read more