Comment of the Week – 9.28.12

This is what the Salties do when they read your awesome comments!

Ahh, another great Salty week! And to cap it off we have three racing Salties this weekend!

Sassy’s trucking along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with her Bourbon Chase teammates as I type. Ginger’s looking to finally breakthrough that 22:00 5k barrier on Sunday. And Clove is taking her Burning River 100 recovery up a notch with a little jaunt along the blue line of the Akron Marathon tomorrow!

And it’s hard to believe, but Mint’s next marathon is just 8 days away, and like so many of you right now she’s in the middle of taper. Which brings us to our Comment of the Week!

This week’s winner is….Jan from Wyoming!

Jan’s comment on Mint’s Taper post:

“I really needed to read this right now. I was seriously considering hitting some spinning and bootcamp classes since I’m not running as much. They wouldn’t be new activities for me, but they wouldn’t be rest either. I’m taking this article as a “here’s your sign” to obey the taper! Thanks.”

This comment stood out to us because Jan took the message of Mint’s post to heart, and it gave us all a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that we helped Jan use her taper right and hopefully achieve marathon glory!

We haven’t heard back from Jan yet, but from her Tumblr, Run Jan Run, we learned that Jan is a masters runner from Wyoming who began blogging last December. She is currently training with her husband for the Long Beach Marathon on October 7, and just ran a half-marathon 4 minutes faster than her previous PR! Way to go, Jan!

And for the rest of you who are training up for your next big race, we hope we’re helping you along too. Salty Running is about helping each other become better, stronger, faster runners, so keep those great comments coming!

Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. By day she's a camera assistant for films and tv in New York, and by night she's on a quest for zen in the 10k. Her writing is a mix of satirical humor, finding wholeness as an average runner, cheering for runners at all paces and more.

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