Beware of Cars: Blue Ox Marathon Recap

I wasn’t sure if I should write a recap of the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon that I ran on Saturday. As a general rule, I like to keep things positive when it comes to racing, and I usually try to stick to the “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” mantra.  But I also think it is important that I am honest about my more » Read more

A 365 Day Full Circle: My 2014 Akron Marathon Race Report

Last year I lay defeated. I hit rock bottom and then some. Sure, September 28th is just another date and September 28th, 2014 is 365 days since September 28th, 2013. But what happened on September 28th, 2013 will always be in the back of my mind. And what happened in the 365 days since then will always blow my mind. In theory, I understood that life could come full circle, but more » Read more

Madison Mini Race Report. 100/111/114

I’ve mentioned that I have been coaching three boys to run the Madison Mini Marathon half.  I even went so far as to say they were totally nailing their training. So I am a few steps ahead of elated to tell you that they nailed it, and even placed in their age group. Here is how it went down: Related PostsUsing Life Experience to Enhance the Training Process Half and Full more » Read more

Race Report Trifecta

I had one goal for this summer’s races – win my AG in every race I entered. My B goal was to place in the top 3 of every race. Knowing I would be racing closer to home, and in somewhat smallish races boosted my confidence that I would be able to achieve what I set out to do. Mission accomplished!  Three times over! Related Posts#TBT: Allspice July, 2011 Read more

Race Recaps: Bolder Boulder and Superday 5k

Even though I love reading race recaps from other runners, I’ve procrastinated writing my own. I’ve run two races in the past month, and have started writing the recaps numerous times, with the end result being me closing out of the screen and putting it off for another day. Today I realized the reason I’ve been putting this off is because even though I’m pleased with my performance, my finish times pale more » Read more

Race Report: Newburyport Yankee Homecoming 5K

In my very first training log post on Salty Running, I outlined my six-month training plan, which culminated in a goal 5K road race at the end of July.  It seemed so far away at the time, especially given the state of my fitness, confidence and mindset when I wrote that post.  But here we are at the end of July, goal race day has come and gone, and I’m more » Read more

Race Report: 37th Annual Utica Boilermaker 15K

Threats of lightning and hail couldn’t keep me and 17,000 runners down this Sunday as I ran the 37th annual Utica Boilermaker 15K race. It was my second time running, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience. Maybe I’m just still reeling from my runner’s high, but I think it might go up there as my favorite race to date! If you’ve never heard of The Boilermaker, more » Read more

Coriander’s Mohican 100 Race Report

It was nearing 4 a.m. on June 21st and I was ready to go: shoes on, bug spray and body glide applied, watches set, pack filled. All I had to do was get out of the chair, hop in the car, drive the 10 minutes to the start line and run for the next 24-25 hours or so. That was it. “Are you OK?” my friend, Erin, asked me. “I more » Read more