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”

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”

Rachael Anderson: Ultrarunner Taking on Vol State 500km

I have gotten to meet some really great runners from around the world, all of whom inspire me in different ways. This is Rachael Anderson. She will be taking on Vol State 500km…for a second time. I met Rachael when we both showed up to run with Bangkok Runners in Khao Mai Keow, Thailand. ThisContinue reading “Rachael Anderson: Ultrarunner Taking on Vol State 500km”

My “Why” Behind Ultrarunning. — thedancingrunner

So I was watching this awesome Billy Yang documentary about THE WHY…why many runners venture off into the amazing sport of ultrarunning. It’s actually a great video and I am posting it here so you should take some time out of your day and watch it if you have not seen it. I thought today […]Continue reading “My “Why” Behind Ultrarunning. — thedancingrunner”

When to Retire Running Shoes

As it is time for me to retire my old running shoes, it seemed like a good time to do a new post about it. The general advice is after 350-500 miles. For me, I run about 550-600 miles in three months, and that is when I start to notice that it might be time.Continue reading “When to Retire Running Shoes”

Upcoming Races

I always like to have a line-up of races on the docket to look forward to. Spring to fall are prime race seasons, so there are a lot to choose from–it was hard to decide! Idaho, USA 🇺🇸 Update: I accidentally signed up for two more races in Boise. July 4th, Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon.Continue reading “Upcoming Races”

Transylvania 50K Ultra

What does not destroy me, makes me strong. -Nietzsche Just like muscles, when your mind breaks down, when it is depleted, it repairs and builds itself back stronger. I like to think after taking on the Transylvania 50k, I have built myself up stronger. Time will tell how lasting that strength is. Transylvania was aContinue reading “Transylvania 50K Ultra”

Taper Tantrum

Let the great taper tantrum begin.     Running is how I survive all the hard stuff in my life. It is where I find balance, peace, and freedom. It is my time. When I have to start tapering I feel it go against everything in my being. However, tapering has been proven to improveContinue reading “Taper Tantrum”