Monthly Archives: January 2007


Keeping time at a 100 miler 2

When the Wasatchspeedgoats run a 100 mile trail race, they race the clock to win down time. Always try to keep your d/t under 60 minutes for 100 miler. WSG Training tip: keep moving and never sit down at an aid station. Bahaha!! Two scrapes! WSG – WHSG


WSG 100 Mile Training Tip 2

Never leave your drop bags with the crew! Imagine you are coming into an aid station to pick up your night time gear, your crew gets a flat tire and misses you at the aid station. Wow, what do you do now? I always rely on the aid station folks to have my bags, they […]


Hardrock and Wasatch runner selections this weekend 5

For those of you who applied for the Hardrock 100 or the Wasatch 100, this is the weekend we find out our summer racing schedule. Once again the popularity of 100 mile trail running has forced yet another race to join the ranks of lottery selection (Wasatch 100). Unless your Karl Meltzer who gets in […]


Outdoor Retailer Show 1

Off to the OR show, time to wallow through tons of new outdoor gear and wish you could have it all in your basement. The OR is located at the Salt Palace Convention Center in S.L.C. UT. This is the biggest show of it’s kind with over 775 exhibitors showing off their newest technologies and […]


Winter Trail Running in Utah 2

Yea that can be a tough task at times considering we get 500 to 700 inches of snow a year on some of our favorite terrain. Thanks to 13 world-class ski resorts you can hit the groomer’s after the they close. I look forward to checking out of my sales job at the ski resort […]


Grand Slammer Gary Knipling 4

Last winter 62 year old Gary Knipling from Virginia saw my name on the 2005 Massanutten 100 list, when Gary came to Utah skiing he tracked me down at Deer Valley Ski Resort. I decided to pick Gary up and go to Karl Meltzer’s house in Salt Lake, Karl and I wanted to take a […]


ESTES and MOEHL don’t HURT at H.U.R.T. 100! 2

Matt Estes and Krissy Moehl smashed course records at the HURT 100 this past weekend. Benign course conditions made it even faster running 20:43 and 26:15. As Matt always does, ran a smart race and very even splits through the 5 laps, while Krissy ran controlled all the way in her first 100 without a […]


The Montrail Nitrus 10

Looks Like Montrail come out with another killer trail Shoe!! “The NITRUS moves trail runners another step forward with a faster ride and better forefoot flexibility. The breathable and light-weight upper is reinforced with ultra-tough monofilament mesh for protection without bulk. A multi-density midsole and Terrahex shock absorption technology transitions smoothly from road to trail. […]


Tour Du Blanc 1

IS MELTZER THE ONLY US ATHLETE TO GET IN”TOUR DU MONT BLANC”? Meltzer sets his alarm for 1 a.m. January 8th in order to gain entry for this year’s Tour Du Mont Blanc 163k race in France. With knowledge last year of 7000 runners entering vying for a spot in the beautiful French Alps, Karl […]


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USATF doesn’t approve of tunes in Ultrarunning ?

USATF GIVES NO RECOGNITION IN “FAST FORWARD” MAGAZINE. Politics, politics, politics. For all of you out there who recently received “Fast Forward Magazine” (the official mag of USATF) you noticed many great photos of this years best runners in the US. One photo was missing, Karl Meltzer submitted a photo as requested but would not […]


Mr. Goat

We would like to welcome Mr. Goat to our header, he was filmed in Toledo Bowl which is up Little Cottonwood Canyon. These animals are truly amazing to see when we run the upper ridges of the Wasatch Mountain Range. The Goats always look at us like “what are you two legged animals doing up […]


Entry day for Hardrock and Wasatch 100.

Today is the day to send in your application for the Hardrock and Wasatch 100. These are the two toughest 100′s in the world and the toughest to get in, Hardrock only allowing 130 runners and Wasatch around 200. That is the max numbers of runners allowed according to the National Forest Service permits. Oh […]