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”

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”

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”

8 Motivations to Run

Need motivation? Here are some reasons to run. Endorphins. It’s a fact, your emotional state will vastly improved when you start running. Those endorphins pumping through your body are powerful, making you pretty damn happy as a result. Time to yourself. Think of running as time away to improve yourself, letting your mind be openContinue reading “8 Motivations to Run”

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”

4th of July Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon

Race Report: Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon + Post-Race Festivities Melba, Idaho I was stoked when I saw this race come around on my Facebook suggested events. It was set up pretty last minute–about a month before race day on July 4th. I think because of that, it had very few people sign up. I suspectedContinue reading “4th of July Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon”

Marathon Thoughts Told in GIFs

Thoughts During a Marathon Pre-Race Shhh…coffee. All the coffee. Mile 1 I have so much energy! I could run for days. Mile 2 Epic. Mile 4 I found my stride. This is awesome. I’m already 4 miles in. There isn’t that much left. Mile 6 Maybe I am crazy? Mile 8 Nope. I am totalContinue reading “Marathon Thoughts Told in GIFs”