Virtual Rocky Mountain National Park 115 Miles

Covid-19 has taken its toll on the race world, too. Most races have been canceled or postponed, so runners are flocking to virtual races. I organized a fun, informal social distance half marathon back in April that involved friends from around the world. Beyond that, I had not participated in a virtual race. Before Covid,Continue reading “Virtual Rocky Mountain National Park 115 Miles”

Half Marathon Social Distance Run

Many of us have signed up and trained for races that have now been canceled due to COVID-19. Because of this, I decided to host a virtual half marathon 21k Social Distance Run. It will take place April 19th at 9:00 am your local time, wherever you may be in the world. We will allContinue reading “Half Marathon Social Distance Run”

Valter Trail 16km

The organization that puts this on, Skakavac Trail, is what makes these races among my all-time favorites. Before the race, while I was messaging for some details in English like how to pay, where to get my packet, and where it starts, they were genuinely happy to hear that I was doing the race. OverContinue reading “Valter Trail 16km”

Dalmacija Ultra Trail 53km: DNF

Dalmacija Ultra Trail: 53km Sea Dut Omis, Croatia I think everyone is a little broken. Long distance running is a confrontation with yourself. It can pull you out of the dark recesses of your mind. You against you. You can learn who you are when you are in a relentless forward pain. Find your strength.Continue reading “Dalmacija Ultra Trail 53km: DNF”

Training for a 53k

What have I done to train for my upcoming 53k race? -I ran 70-80km a week. -I did a 34.5km trail race with quite a bit of elevation gain recently. -I tapered. -I will carb load today. There are ample Bosnian bakeries around to accomplish this. That’s about it. I am relying on years andContinue reading “Training for a 53k”

Skakavac Trail Run

Life is louder than its pulse. -Anthony Marra Skakavac 34.5km Trail Run Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Race Report 2017 vs. 2018 What went wrong last year: My previous experience running¬†Skakavac Trail ¬†is in contrast to this year. Last year, there was a blizzard on the morning of race day in what was an unfamiliar countryContinue reading “Skakavac Trail Run”

Sarajevo Half Marathon

Sarajevo Sberbank Half Marathon Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Race Recap I have been MIA on TaraRunsTheWorld for the last month. I have told people that inquired I am tired, or bored, or various other excuses because explaining the real reasons seem a bit too long-winded. Here is the space to explain the real reasons. TheContinue reading “Sarajevo Half Marathon”

Run For Your Life 10k

Boise, Idaho 10k Race Report The same week as my race, my mother and mother-in-law had surprised me with a spa day so I could get a deep tissue massage to work out some of the knots that have been hanging around for too long. My massage lady nailed those knots, but it left meContinue reading “Run For Your Life 10k”

Idaho Falls Marathon

Idaho Falls, Idaho Sub-4 Hour Marathon Race Recap Let me try to make a short story long. Being just far enough away from our home to not warrant turning around into our already long road trip to northern Idaho, I realized I had accidentally went all purist and forgot my headphones and armband at home.Continue reading “Idaho Falls Marathon”

Fit for Life Half Marathon

Race Report: Fit for Life Half Marathon Boise, Idaho The day before the race, I fatted out big time. I usually go for a hike or something on my rest days, but considering I had just done a half marathon on Wednesday and had another on Saturday, I figured my body could use a lazyContinue reading “Fit for Life Half Marathon”