Boston Strong! 2014 Boston Race Report

In the fall of 2012, I realized that I would turn 40 about three weeks before the 2014 Boston Marathon and I thought… “how cool would it be to have Boston as my first master’s race?” I hadn’t ran the Boston Marathon since 2009, and I hadn’t focused on the marathon distance since New York, 2010. My BQs had run out for 2013, so I had to run a marathon and more » Read more

5 Ways to Stay #BostonStrong All Year Long!

What’s a girl to do now that Meb and Mizz Jeptoo have crossed the line and Boylston Street has been swept clean? How’s a Boston addict to cope with the long, lonely months that stretch between now and April 2015? I, for one, feel like all the helium has been let out of my pumped-up little balloon of Boston anticipation. After such an incredible build-up, not to mention one of the coolest 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

BQ and the Boston Bombing

A note from Salty: Sassafras is toeing the line in her spring goal marathon this morning! All us Salty Bloggers wish her luck in her quest for that BQ she deserves! Goooooooooo Sassy! *** I haven’t talked about it in great detail here on Salty Running, but I’m running a marathon this weekend. It was – is – supposed to be part of my ultimate goal for slowly lowering my more » Read more

5 Free Ways to Show Your Support for Boston

Let’s face it, this week has been rough.  Really rough.  We’ve all felt the sting of the Boston bombings. Whether we were there or not, we were shocked to our core, and united by our determination to run on. Usually our Friday 5 is on the sillier side, but we’re still at a loss for words, and just not ready to make light yet. So instead, let’s talk about how more » Read more


Yesterday evening we began an email discussion among all the Salty Running bloggers to try to figure out what to say.  We wanted to talk among ourselves first, to try to figure out what the right thing was.  We learned we are all deeply affected and saddened by the bombing. We learned we are all motivated to show the good that comes from running. We learned that we felt a more » Read more

5 Boston Marathon Predictions

Ginger, here. I know it might disappoint some of you who pop over to Salty Running on Fridays looking for a list of 5 ridiculous things, 5 embarrassing things or 5 sexy things slightly related to running. Or maybe you’re excited that this Friday 5 is one on the serious side. As Salty Running’s number one fan girl, I feel it is my job to bring you my Patriot’s Day predictions! more » Read more

Making the Most of the Boston Marathon Expo

After 7 Boston marathons I have my preferred way to attack Boston and the whole Boston marathon weekend. Boston marathon weekend, more than most, can take a huge toll on the pocket book. Add in the expo and your credit cards may be weeping in a week’s time. Clove has previously offered up some great advice for saving money at any marathon expo. I’m here today to share my Boston expo more » Read more

It’s Time for the Boston Marathon, Baby!! Who’s In?

Marathon Monday is just a week away!! The Boston Marathon is the most famous marathon in the world and is one of the 5 World Marathon Majors.  You must qualify to earn your golden ticket for this race (or raise substantial funding for a charity).  When  you earn your entry to Boston, you also earn the opportunity to run with some of the most elite runners in the world. We’ve tried more » Read more

What You Need to Know if You are Training for the Boston Marathon

It is that time of year.  The buzz of the Boston Marathon is starting to increase among marathon runners as Patriot’s Day draws closer.                   Are you ready? If that question provoked a profound sense of joy and terror deep within you simultaneously, I know  you are training for and greatly anticipating this year’s Boston Marathon. CONGRATULATIONS!  It’s not easy to qualify more » Read more

Resolutions Revisited: Use Last Year’s Running Goals to Make New Ones

Ah, New Year’s Eve. Auld Lang Syne and all that. I’m not a big New Year’s Eve party kind of person; I much prefer a movie night with a homemade meal to donning a cocktail dress and making small talk. However, I do like the opportunity it gives us to reflect on the past year.  Did it measure up? How will we do it all differently next year? So in more » Read more

2013 is the Year I’m Qualifying for Boston!

In 2012 I accomplished my biggest running goal so far – a completed marathon.  I went on to complete two more marathons and astounded myself with a PR of 3:47 in the Salt Lake City marathon. It was and is an amazing feeling, especially since over five years ago I weighed over 200 pounds and couldn’t run a step.  But the 3:47 PR made me think that maybe I could do better. Like more » Read more

Boston Marathon 2012: 7th Time’s the Charm

The 116th Boston Marathon, almost every marathon runner has probably thought about Boston at some point. Either they have qualified and run it, they have attempted to qualify year after year, they dream of being able to qualify, they know a friend who has qualified, or they are one of those special breed of runners who races Boston to win on a huge stage for a large prize purse. And more » Read more

Lucky # 7- Pepper’s Ready for Boston

Salty Running readers it is that time of year again, the Boston Marathon is next Monday. For the 7th time in 8 years I am making the annual trek to Boston. Last year I was fortunate to be selected for the Elite Women’s Start and I toed this line with some amazing female runners. This year I am opting to race some men too. I am hopeful that in the more » Read more