Final Surge Podcast Episode 23: Laura Pizmoht of Salty Running

In Episode 23 of the Final Surge Podcast we talk to Laura Pizmoht, runner and founder of the popular running blog Salty Running. Laura discusses a range of topics from how the blog got started, how much time it takes each day, important issues in women's running and how a woman-focused blog should be read by men as well.

In Episode 23 of the Final Surge Podcast we have something a little different for you. This week is less about training and more about discussing one of the better running blogs out there, Salty Running. We will talk to Laura Pizmoht about her running career, why she started Salty Running, and what is an important issue in women's running that should be covered and talked about more. We hope that you enjoy this episode. Feel free to tweet us at Final Surge and let us know what you think and as always, don't forget to rate us on iTunes.

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I want to spend some time talking about your site Salty Running and what you do there, but let's start off by getting to know you a little. Can you tell is how you got your start in running?

So why did you start it and what was your inspiration?

Who is your avatar? For those who may know what that means, when you start a new blog you are supposed to think about your avatar, that person who you are writing for. What does your avatar look like?

What is one thing that you have learned about yourself or your running since you started the site?

How many writers do you currently have?

The writers all have unique names like Cayenne, Salty, Ginger - where did those names come from?

Your writers have weekly running logs. How do those play into the site?

You are constantly updating the blog, many times there are a couple posts a day. How much time are you actually putting into the site?

You have a variety of posts on many topics. What has been the most popular post?
How to poop and pee when there is nowhere to go
Why average runners should care about elites

Are these races reaching out to you to come cover them?

Here is how great your site is. I have been reading it often for about a year now. It wasn't until I started getting ready for this interview that I noticed it was all about women's running issues. So while you are writing for women, it is a site that most men listening to this podcast should have in their reader list.

What is a women's issue in running that you think more non-elite runners need to be aware of?

For a long time, our sport was very male dominant. And at least in the U.S., you would turn on the TV and watch a race and it seemed they covered the men's races more than the women. It seems to me over the last couple of years that the U.S. women distance runners are starting to get a little more of that well-earned recognition they deserve. Are you seeing that?

What can we look forward to on your site - anything coming up in the near future?

Rapid Fire... 5 questions in under 1 minute
Favorite running book? - The Silence of Great Distance
Current trainers you are wearing? - Brooks Ravenna
Favorite race? - Johnnycake Jog
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Whatever I can get
Your favorite piece of running equipment that is not your shoes? - Running stroller

You can find Laura online in the following places:

Salty Running Blog
Email Laura
Salty Running on Twitter
Laura on Twitter


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