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”

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”

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”