Weekly Roundup Saturday, 10.6.12

Yeehaw, gals, we had a fantastic week!

This Saturday’s cowgirl wisdom: “Stand by the code, and it will stand by you.”
On Monday, Salty and Mint combined their marathon experiences to answer one of SR’s most-asked questions: “What do I eat before my marathon!?” Find answers here: Fight the Bonk Part III: What to Eat Before the Marathon

And we couldn’t talk about carb-loading without offering you a delicious snack, so Rosemary delighted us with a road-friendly recipe: Carby Pumpkin Cookies for the Road

The marathon fun continued with Ask-a-Salty: Marathon Strategy for Carrying Gels and Hydration, in which Salty discusses the best methods for carrying gels and race nutrition, and also touches on whether or not to carry water during a marathon. Check out the snazzy video tutorial on gels-I wonder what awesome runner made that?

And as if that marathon prep wasn’t enough, Pepper wants to inspire you to see what you’re made of, and explains The Difference Between Running and Racing a Marathon.

Mace has been noticing a trend in marketing lately and talks about it: Stink, Stank, Stunk: Weird Products for Runners. What’s your marathon-fresh scent like?

Jenny Scherer was one of the most unlikely candidates for a professional running career, but she went out and made it happen. Sassafras‘ interview with her, Make What Seems Impossible Possible, will inspire you to dream big, then dream bigger!

They grow up so fast! Seems like just yesterday Nutmeg was starting on week 1 of the Salty Running beginner program, but this week she’s running 3 miles at a stretch and asking herself, “With the Beginner Program Complete, What Comes Next?

It’s easy to feel differently about another runner once we know what his or her pace is like…but is it harmless? Salty thinks it’s holding us all back as a community, and is raising a rally cry: Runners Unite Against Speedism!

And all this talk about fastness made me, Cinnamon, think about snails. Yes, really! You may wonder, Why is the Salty Running Logo a Snail? Behold, the answer lies within my post this week!

Clove was on Friday 5 duty this week and gave us 5 hilarious marathon tips in 5 Marathon Dont’s to Avoid a Race Day Trainwreck

And Salty Reader Kali won Comment of the Week! Congratulations, Kali!

Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. She has 8 more minutes to knock off her marathon for a 3:40 BQ, and will get there or die trying. Her writing is an eclectic mix of finding wholeness as an average runner, news reporting, curious reactions, satirical humor and more.

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