A Quick and Salty Guide to Running in Chicago

Going to Chicago for the weekend? In the middle of marathon training? Like cities where people drink… a lot? Great. You’ve made it to the right place.  Chicago is known for its deep dish pizza, friendly Midwestern people  and 15 professional sports teams. Though as runners we know it as the city that hosts The Chicago Marathon. Since its inception in 1905, the race has been one of the major more » Read more

Running in Nashville: A Quick Guide for Visitors

Do any of you Salty readers have country music on your iPod? How about a road trip to Nashville? I put a few thousand miles on my legs while living in Nashville earning my M.S. from Vanderbilt. Although deservedly famous for the music scene, Nashville has a great running community as well! Whether you’re there to stay or just there for a short trip, I’ve got the skinny on the best way to have a more » Read more

Sucking Wind: Running at Altitude

A few weeks ago it was February vacation week here in the Northeast, which for my family meant our third annual trip to the Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, Utah.  I did some running while we were there and marveled as I always do at how challenging even a 30-minute easy run seemed at 6,800 feet elevation.  On our second day there, returning from a run winded, sweaty and more » Read more

Hit the Road: Fitting in Your Running While Traveling

It’s that time of year when so many people are hitting the road, whether it’s for year-end business, vacation or trips home for the holidays.  As I have mentioned in my logs the past couple of weeks, I recently snuck away for a mini beach getaway (and a family visit, too).  The good news is that while I was gone I managed to stay on track with my training, which more » Read more

A Visitor’s Guide to Running in New York City

You’ve made it, baby!  New York, New York! The city that never sleeps! Home of the hot dawg, Broadway theater, the Mets and the Stock Exchange. Where rents are as high as the skyscrapers but you can get a slice of pizza as big as your head for a buck. No matter what brings you to the city–THE City, as we residents call it–as a Salty reader you’re probably going more » Read more

Clove’s Olympic Adventure: When It’s More Than Just Running

I was nine years old in 1984.  The Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles and I watched Mary Lou Retton with the fixation of cat-to-mouse.  I was too young to know that the Cold War was raging on, with Russia boycotting our Olympics as payback for our boycott of the Moscow games four years prior.  I was too young to know how big the world really was, and that more » Read more

California Running

Californians are spoiled. Especially when it comes to running. We have the beaches, mountain trails, and many opportunities for every day adventures into the wilderness. The landscape is extremely diverse. Meaning, in under a 30 minute drive, I can either choose from: running at the beach (in the sand or on the boardwalk), around town, at the track, or on a trail tucked into the mountains. In San Francisco, there more » Read more

It’s How Much? Making Races Fit Your Budget

We’ve all heard that saying about running being cheap; all you need is a pair of shoes. Well, if you’re just running around your neighborhood that might be true, but if you’re running races, the costs can add up quickly! Think about it: the race fee itself, gas or airfare and a rental car, new shoes, a hotel and don’t get us started on managing an injury … it’s all more » Read more

Running Abroad: England

They say that each time you travel, a part of you changes. You go somewhere new to learn something new, about yourself. My recent trip to England was not without a few lessons, many of which I’ve applied to my running. My boyfriend, James and I had the amazing opportunity to go to England for nearly two weeks for not only a beautiful wedding but to also see some amazing more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 6-24-12

My recent travels abroad are over for now and I am back home. Quite surprisingly, it feels good to be home. But my trip was not without its own unique adventures. Sneak peak: it involves a stolen suitcase, a British wedding, and Jesus. I shall share my running abroad experiences later this week but for now, I’ll leave you all with a brief recap of my miles as I am more » Read more

Road Trip! Tips For Running While Traveling

Whether you are a collegiate runner road tripping to a meet, a parent taking the kids on a family vacation, a thirty-something couple getting away for the weekend, or just on the road for whatever merry reason, finding time to run while traveling can be a tricky process. Not to mention, it tests your commitment to your training. This past weekend, my boyfriend James and I traveled to Iowa for more » Read more