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Salty Talks

Salty Talks

By Jason Saltmarsh
A weekly conversation about running and coaching high school cross country
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Summertime and the Runnin' is Easy
Aerobic Adaptations and the importance of summer endurance runs to help increase running efficiency and aerobic output. Take away: The XC season starts in June.
July 27, 2021
Season is a Go!
Week 19- We get the green light for a fall XC season! Wahoo!
August 23, 2020
Hill Week
August is here and the hills are calling. In this week's episode you'll hear about the state of the sport in NH, get some quick tips on hill running, and hear some thoughts from the boys team on racing and training.
August 16, 2020
Week 15: Will we have a season?
Training plan details and a quick update on the return of NH high school sports.
July 26, 2020
Girls XC Captains talk about "the grind" and staying motivated.
This week on Salty Talks  hear from our two senior captains on the girls cross country team, Emeri and Olivia, as they explain the benefits and challenges of "the grind." Check out the related blog post here.
July 11, 2020
Covid 19 - XC Practice Safety Protocol
High school sports practices in NH begin Monday! What does it look like? Listen and find out...
July 5, 2020
Return to Practice
Return to high school XC practice with safeguards, strength and conditioning news, and this week's XC training plan explained.
June 28, 2020
Group Runs and Weights
This week's episode covers group runs, weights, and your weekly XC training plan.
June 21, 2020
Over-training and Easy Days
XC Preseason training and weekly discussions about running, coaching and high school sports.
June 13, 2020
School's Out for Summer!
Cross country preseason training starts to pick up now that school is over. Tune in and find out what's on tap for the week.
May 31, 2020
XC Preseason - Running in the Heat
Tips on running in the heat and your weekly workouts.
May 24, 2020
XC Preseason- Kudos & Friendship
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
May 17, 2020
Running on Tired Legs: XC Preseason Week 4
Running on Tired Legs: Fatigue, signs of over-training and the value of running on empty.
May 10, 2020
XC Preseason Week 3: Team-First Attitude
This week's podcast is about dedication and a "team-first" attitude. And, of course, your weekly workouts explained.
May 3, 2020
Stay in Control, XC Training
Controlling the things you can control during the Covid 19 pandemic, practicing kindness, and high school XC preseason training Week 2.
April 26, 2020
XC Preseason Week 1
Resilience, new beginnings and the first week of Fall XC 2020 preseason training.
April 19, 2020
Mileage Matters: Week 3 Training
This week covers the importance of responsibly building up mileage for distance runners.
April 12, 2020
Spring Track Distance Week 2 Training Plan
Some thoughts from Coach Saltmarsh and a review of the Week 2 training plan.
April 4, 2020
Spring Track Distance - Week One Training Plan
Some thoughts on running during the Coronavirus outbreak and my distance workouts for the first week of spring track season. This plan is geared towards competitive high school distance runners.
March 29, 2020