Lactate Threshold 101: How to Find Yours

If you checked out our intro to Lactate Threshold, you should be all fired up to find your very own LT and add it to your endurance arsenal! Now, I have good news and bad news for all you LT-seekers. First, the bad news… Currently, there are 3 ways to determine your Lactate Threshold. The first requires sweat and math,  the second requires sweat and blood, and the third requires patience. more » Read more

EAT THIS BOOK: Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-The-Go Food for Athletes

Recently I revisited my unreal food post from 2012, kvetching a little about the carrying of real food while on the run and going on to discuss the real foods I’ve tried carrying and the pros and cons of different options.  Afterward I got an email from my sister (Salty), about a book she saw, called Feed Zone Portables, A Cookbook of On-The-Go Food for Athletes.  I immediately nabbed a copy more » Read more

Spring Cleaning for Runners: What to Do with Those Excessive Shirts, Medals, and Gels

Maybe it’s the warm weather teasers or the fact that I’m starting the nesting phase of pregnancy,  but I’ve been hit with spring cleaning fever. We’ve been purging out our spare bedroom to make it nursery ready and slowly reogranizing the garage to make more space. It feels SO good to just get RID of excess. I got to thinking about the excess running swag that is disorganized and sporadically 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

Running Fashion Police: Layers and Tights

Winter. (Say it with me like Jerry Seinfeld says “Newman” and insert grumpy, hurumphing sounds.) Yeah. This is the part of the show where the audience revolts and decides that the show needs to be over. Right now, if you please. But alas….the fat lady hasn’t sung, the snow hasn’t melted, and the temperatures seem quite content to live forever as teenagers (at best!). The longer winter lingers, the harder more » Read more

Running Fashion Police: Winter Jackets

As if the Polar Vortex wasn’t enough of an omen for us, Punxsutawney Phil chimed in last week with a shadow-sighting, predicting six more weeks of winter. But there’s no need to trudge back to the treadmill in despair! Never fear, the Salty Winter Fashion Guide is here! A few weeks and a half dozen blizzards ago, we had you (and your heads) covered with our first winter wear post, more » Read more

Say Something or Just Keep Smiling?

I like half marathons, where there is a lot of diversity amongst the runners. It allows me to people watch.  Or maybe it’s more accurate to say it allows me to shop.  You know, just like at the mall…except I’m running. Generally I am able to do this without passing judgments. I am looking at the cool running skirts, shoes, hats, tops, and so on and wonder where I can more » Read more

How to Pack Your Track Bag

I am getting more and more excited every day for the start of indoor track season! Racing on the track is one of my favorite parts about being a collegiate runner and I know some of you (well, for lack of a better word) older runners out there might be looking to try out a track race or two this year. To help you and other track newbies, I thought more » Read more

A Salty Primer on Spikes

When I first joined the running community nearly four years ago, I always believed there was just one kind of running shoe – a basic trainer. But I quickly learned that the types of shoes people use depend on the activity they’re doing. With winter and indoor track season already begun or beginning for many athletes, runners are ready to lace up their spikes and hit the track. Racing spikes, more » Read more

Running Fashion Police: Winter Hats and More!

Are you fed up with the limitations that the cold weather puts on your training? Are you tired of retreating to the treadmill every time Old Man Winter rears his ugly old head? Well, you aren’t alone! If you’re like me and have had enough of winter’s bullying sub-freezing nonsense, if you’re determined to outlast the wintery weather–no matter how many layers it takes–then this series is for you! Over more » Read more