Coriander’s Green Jewel 50K Race Report

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to accomplish in 2014. I had such an amazing year last year, how could I possibly top it? I set a few competitive (and maybe a little aggressive) goals for the 50K, 100 mile and 100K distances and got very selective in which races I picked. I wanted to start the season with the Green Jewel 50K, in which more » Read more

Zen and the Art of Fun Running

So, remember that girl who ran the NYC Half and took a #selfie featuring an unsuspecting hot dude every mile? Don’t get us wrong, we thought that was totes creative and adorable, and we certainly salute her mad skills in the ways of taking consistently flattering action-shot selfies, but our girl Wasabi (me) has really taken it to the next level when it comes to elaborate mid-race photo shenanigans. I more » Read more

When It All Goes Wrong: Molasses’ 3M Half Marathon Race Report

When it all goes wrong on race morning, it can still go very, very right. I don’t drive around downtown unless I have to. I live in a small town on the outskirts, and if I had it my way I’d live even farther, well…out. I am not a city girl. Never have been, never will be. I’m uncomfortable rockin’ skirts (unless it’s a running skirt, then I can totally more » Read more

Basil’s (First Ever!) Marathon Race Report

Once upon a time (okay, it was last weekend) in a land far, far away (Alaska, so maybe add one more “far”), there lived a neurotic red head with an audacious idea stuck in her head about running a Boston qualifying marathon. Truth be told, it was her Fairy Runmother, Salty, who got her into this mess, leading her to believe it was actually possible to progress from barely finishing more » Read more

My Gear Arrived Safely in Nashville, But My Race Was in Florida

It’s been nearly two months since my Ironman race, and I have yet to write a race report.  I’ve tried several times to write one, but after spending nearly 12 hours on the course, it just seemed like my attempt at a race report is nothing but rambling.  I even tried to focus on the highlights, yet it still unraveled into and endless post.  I tried following Wasabi’s guide to writing more » Read more

The So-Close Almost BQ: The GRAND PRIZE Winner of the 2013 SR Race Report Challenge!

We love our readers. We love you all so much! Our whole mission is to support you and give you tips and advice in your quest to your own personal running greatness. This contest was all about rewarding our most loyal reader and celebrating those accomplishments. And no race report embodies this more than this one. Greatness is not always reaching that big dream goal, sometimes the greatness is having more » Read more

Boston Marathon Interrupted: 2nd Place in the 2013 SR Race Report Challenge!

We hope you enjoyed Carla’s race report, our 3rd place winner of the 2013 Salty Running Race Report Challenge! We had a blast reading through the dozens of race reports you submitted. If you didn’t enter in 2013, never fear! We’ll be back with another one in 2014. Keep it in mind as you write your 2014 race reports. You never know if yours could be a big winner! Today more » Read more

Wintery Fall Classic Half Marathon: 3rd Place in the 2013 SR Race Report Challenge!

It’s finally time to reveal the winners of the 2013 Salty Running Race Report Challenge! Because we love you and wanted to read and share your amazing race reports, we asked for your submissions and we selected our three favorites! Third place wins a Salty Running tech shirt (soon to be available to all readers!) Second place, a Salty Running tech shirt, a sparkly soul head band and reflective speed more » Read more

A Christmas Story 5k/10K Run Review and Pacer Report

Ah, Christmas in Cleveland:  Higbees. Leg lamps.  Pink bunny suits.  Red Ryder carbine-action two-hundred shot range model air rifles. For those not in the know, the classic movie A Christmas Story was filmed in my hometown, and in recent years Ralphie’s house, an actual home on W. 11th Street, has been converted to a museum that you can visit year round.  The museum has taken a leadership role in its more » Read more