Weekly Roundup 9.13.12

Giddyup, cowgirls, we had a fantabulous week!

This week’s Cowgirl Wisdom: “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.” We can all relate to that!  Sometimes you have to take a risk and learn what doesn’t work to find out what does.

This week Ginger asked the hard question. You know, What is Running Hard? Should you feel like your lungs are burning? Should you feel like your quads are going to pack up and leave your body? What do you think?

If you’re working through a tough time in your training you’re not alone. Rosemary’s been there too, and she shared the methods she used to Fight the Funk and Bust those Running Slumps!

Veteran marathoner Mint shares one of the most important tools in your Marathon Training Arsenal: Catch Up on Your ZZZZs! Not only does she share how sleep improves your training, but you can finally feel better about taking a nap instead of going to the track.

Nutmeg had a goal: Make It to the Lake and she achieved it!  But man, did she feel like poo getting there.  She’s wondering if all running is going to feel as difficult as those two miles did…let her know what your experience has told you!

I finally owned up to what has thus far been my Salty secret: I’m a hasher. If you don’t know what that means, my post, “The Original Drinking Club with a Running Problem” may or may not help you figure it out.

All good things… We’ve finally said our first Salty goodbye to our dear Paprika as she embarks on A New Journey…Her Master’s Thesis! We’ll miss her times 26.2 but we wish her the best of luck as she researches a career helping people through running!

Clove is in the middle of her own kind of training, and it’s calling to mind the risk/reward ratio of marathon training: The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat: Face Your Fear of Failure

Are you a 4+ hour marathoner? Think you could achieve sub-2:40 in less than 3 years? Ariana Hilborn did it, and makes it sound easy! After reading this interview with Salty, you’ll feel like you could pursue a professional running career about this time next year! Ariana Hilborn: You Owe it to Yourself to Chase Your Dreams

Knock on wood, Pepper has never experienced a marathon bonk, and she’s finally giving up her secret in Fight the Bonk Part II: Pepper’s Magic Marathon Nutrition Formula.  Think it’ll work for you? Check out the comments on this one for some interesting insights from other marathoners.

And this week Sasssafras brought the Friday 5 back to its pop culture roots with 5 Running Lessons from Boy Bands, in which you get to dive into your guiltiest pleasures (okay, not guilty for all, but guilty for me at least) and remember some of the fundamental lessons we’ve learned about running along the way!

Oh, and Runner/Salty Reader/Mom/Superwoman Diane H. won Comment of the Week by commenting on the Salty Running Facebook page!

And that’s it for me!  I have a big trail that I’m working on for tomorrow, so I’m on out, as we say!


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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