SaltStick's CEO shares his adventures in Colorado and thoughts on travel

SaltStick's CEO shares his adventures in Colorado and thoughts on travel

This week, our CEO, Jonathan Toker, Ph.D., shares his experience racing in Colorado and how travel has impacted his life. This is a really good read, and anyone ever "afflicted" by a sense of wanderlust can surely relate. As CEO of SaltStick, I've been forced to travel to many places for a variety of reasons. I used "forced" somewhat jokingly, as I frankly love to travel, and so it has rarely been anything less than a joy to get away for a few days to somewhere new or somewhere familiar but special. As I'm sure you can imagine, travel brings about a whole set of unknowns and potential challenges, from the clown convention clogging a hotel lobby to cancelled flights. However, most of the time, travel affords a glimpse of the world that is not our normal environment. Having experiences and meeting people are two of my favorite aspects of...
SaltStick - Oct 25, 2017
Traveling For Your Race? Here Are Nine Tips for Success

Traveling For Your Race? Here Are Nine Tips for Success

Now that we are full-swing into racing season, many endurance athletes are preparing for their big event of the year. Often times, unless one is lucky enough to live in a place like Boulder, CO, that big event involves some type of travel. “Destination races” -- which combine both the opportunity to complete an event and spend a week on vacation -- have become popular in recent years. While they are a great way to pursue endurance and travel goals simultaneously, these opportunities require extra preparation due to changes in routines, packing equipment, new dietary options and more. And if you plan to race in a different climate, you will also have to adapt your training to prepare for the change in weather. To help you tackle traveling and racing, we talked to a few SaltStick retailers and asked them to share their top tips for success. If you have...
SaltStick - Jul 06, 2017
Journey to the United Nations of Trail Running: Using SaltStick for Running Success

Journey to the United Nations of Trail Running: Using SaltStick for Running Success

This week's blog post is a slight change of pace from our usual content. Written by our CEO, Jonathan Toker, Ph.D., it tells the story of how SaltStick can be used for trail running success. Jonathan recently completed the Glacier3000 and Sierre-Zinal, two tough trail-running events in Switzerland, and his blog post details the "quad-busting ascents" and "stones and rocks that threaten twisted ankles with every step" he encountered in Europe. We hope you enjoy the fun read! Gstaad and Zinal, Switzerland August 2016 Jonathan Toker, SaltStick Founder Landing in Zurich, it was difficult to determine from the Southern horizon where the cloudy sky ended and the snow-capped peaks began. The 9-hour time zone difference from the US West coast was catching up, but sleep needed to wait until after a few hour train journey into those same 3-4000m peaks. Arriving at the Gstaad train station amidst a slight downpour...
SaltStick - Sep 19, 2016
International Spotlight: SaltStick Shows You What It's Like to Train Across the World

International Spotlight: SaltStick Shows You What It's Like to Train Across the World

Did you know that SaltStick is sold all around the world? Like endurance sports, SaltStick enjoys widespread popularity in places ranging from South Africa to Central Europe. To give you a better idea of the many great training options throughout the globe, we reached out to some of our European and Pacific distributors, who told us about climate, endurance sports, training options, and big races in their areas. Also, because it’s helpful to visualize the beautiful training landscapes in these countries, this post includes lots of photos! We’ve included the details of five countries in this post, but SaltStick is available in more than 30 countries on six continents. For a full list of our international distributors, go here. Also, to find your nearest SaltStick retailer, check out our Store Locator here. Here’s what it’s like to train across the world: Germany, Switzerland and Austria: Germany’s Black Forest. Photo credit:...
SaltStick - May 03, 2016
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