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”

Chris Bell: Thoughts from an Ultra Runner

Bangkok Runners is this amazing and welcoming running group—that is how I was introduced to Chris. On the weekends, runners would meet to run in the Khao Mai Keow jungle, located outside of Pattaya, Thailand. He rarely missed. Sometimes even when I had made no plans of a group trail blaze, I would bump intoContinue reading “Chris Bell: Thoughts from an Ultra Runner”

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”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

The week didn’t start off that great in the injury sector. It has ended much better than it started.   Sunday: Took the day after the marathon off to recover. My recovery time has been much shorter in recent years. Monday: I went slow and easy. B joined me on his bike. It was goodContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

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”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Hey hey hey! It is that time of week again–weekly running log rundown. Early Madonna is my spirit animal. Getting back into the groove this week. Sunday: Went to the Foothills for some trails. I ended up doing the Cobb Trail, making a loop back home. I have been getting more rest and felt muchContinue 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”

Dirk Petersilie: International Trailrunner

I met Dirk when we were in the middle of the Bucegi Mountains, running 50k through Transylvania, Romania. We became running buddies after leapfrogging on the trail for a while. As you can imagine, it was a difficult race–it was nice to have someone to chat with and help decide the best place to crossContinue reading “Dirk Petersilie: International Trailrunner”

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”