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”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Sunday: I absolutely love running out here at Vrelo Bosna. It is beautiful no matter the season. Today it was foggy and damp, making it look like the fall in August. There are always lots of runners making their way on the paths. It is a bit of a drive so we make a morningContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

From small injuries, to running with my kids, to hiking the mountains of Idaho, it has been a varied and interesting week in my running life. Sunday: I wanted to run hills today but my knee had other plans. Flat path it is. It is much better after foam rolling though. Monday: When the husbandContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

I was feeling pretty dead this week. So, I listened to my body and went slower. Sunday: My legs were hella tired today. Two half marathons in one week, both sub 1:45 half’s, had my legs asking for a recovery run–slow n’ easy. Monday: Shortie run. Had to get out of town and needed toContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

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”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Hey, hey! I hope you are having a lovely summer weekend! Here is my running log rundown for the week. Sunshine with a chance of sunshine this week. Sunday: The in-laws were in town, I so tried to get out earlier than most of my summer runs have been. I don’t want to make themContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

50k Gear Check

Do I send her with a stake, silver bullets or a garlic necklace? –An accidental haiku, by Mr. G As you likely know, I am preparing for my first Ultra. I have been gathering my needed gear for months now. What do you think–am I prepared or am I forgetting anything? 1. I am prettyContinue reading “50k Gear Check”

Running into the 50k Ultra World

“Face your life, it’s pain, it’s pleasure, Leave no path untaken.” -Neil Gaiman Elevation, oh my! That was my first observation of Transylvania100. The elevation gain for the 50k is 3,328 meters, which is 10,919 feet. That is not the peak elevation, that is the gain! I have wanted to do Ultra for years, but haven’t feltContinue reading “Running into the 50k Ultra World”