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”

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”

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”