Monthly Archives: February 2007


Wasatchspeedgoats 50k at Snowbird & Alta Ski Resort 13

Imagine running a karl Meltzer designed trail race in the steep Wasatch Mountain Range ! The Wasatchspeedgoats are in the process of attempting to establish a trail race approved by Alta and Snowbird Ski Resorts. Both resorts are extremely interested in having the pack of elite trail runners rolling through the rugged Mountains as soon […]


Way to Cool 50k ~ Old Peublo 50 Miler 8

MORE THAN JUST BUFFALO RUNNIN’ This upcoming weekend is full of excitement with the Way Too Cool 50k in Cool, California and the Old Pueblo 50 Mile in Patagonia, Arizona. Both races are full and fast times are expected. With Cool it all depends on how cool the mud will be. In Arizona, runners will […]


Antelope Island 50 Miler

Run with the Buffalo’s at Utah’s Antelope Island ! Did you ever have 1000 pound Buffalo running next to you through an open prairie with no where to hide, no trees, no rocks just you and the Buffalo and a lot of open space. It is a very vulnerable feeling, even though the beast normally […]


2007 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show 1

Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry trade show, closed a successful 2007 Winter Market with a record 17,973 total attendees, up 24% from 2006. The largest Winter Market to date attracted 5,602 buyers, up 14% from 2006, who toured the Salt Palace packed with innovative gear, apparel, accessories, footwear, educational events and hundreds of new […]


Red Hot 50k 1

What a great day to run around the dessert, Moab’s Red Hot 50k had a full field of stellar trail runners. The coarse was rolling fire roads for the first 13 miles and quickly turned into super technical rock surface running. The trail was well marked but difficult to find, this was a great section […]


Optygen ~ First Endurance

Maximize Optygen Use: Optygen is unlike any other endurance product available. Optygen is a legal, safe and stimulant-free formula designed specifically to optimize performance for endurance athletes. This revolutionary formula is based on human clinical trials and the latest scientific research on increasing endurance. The two main adaptogens in Optygen were first used by Tibetan […]


Meltzer and Africa prevail at Red Hot 2

On a Red Hot day in Moab, Utah this past weekend, a stellar field showed up to chase a Speedgoat. A few runners were trapped on their adventure from Denver when 100mph winds closed I-70 and sent a few runners home. Meltzer and Hector Martinez (a 2:18 road marathon to his credit) played cat and […]


Red Hot 50k ~ Moab Utah 2

Even though it’s a long winter in Park City, UT. and all we do is ski, it’s time to think about trail running. Karl Meltzer and I are off to dance through the Moab Desert so we can enjoy dirt crunching under our feet. The Red Hot has some of the coolest trails on earth […]


Backcountry.com ~ Semi-Annual Sale up to 70% off

12,000 Products Up to 70% Off – Backcountry.com Semi-Annual Sale Feb.15 – 28 These guys are the real deal! I have worked, trained and run the Wasatch Back Relay (170 foot race) with Amy and the crew. These peeps sit at their desk all day waiting to float, run, ride or slide on any piece […]


Nutrition Research ~ First Endurance 1

Carbohydrates for Endurance Reviewed and Updated by ERB member Neal Henderson, MS CSCS – Sport Science Manager at Boulder Center for Sports Medicine Intro: Energy for endurance exercise is fueled primarily by fats and carbohydrates, with carbohydrate utilization increasing as the intensity of the exercise increases. Thus, carbohydrates are crucial to competitive endurance exercise performance. […]


Paul Dewitt smokes the Pemberton 50K! 2

In preliminary results from Arizona, Paul Dewitt averaged a 6:12 mile on the smooth and fast Pemberton 50k course finally breaking Torrid Torrence’s record by about 10 minutes. Results are not yet posted on the Web, but we’ll find out soon who he beat…stay tuned. We’ll see if Paul can keep up his amazing speed […]


WSG 100 Mile Training Tip

Did you ever got the yawns during the night section of a 100 mile run. It’s always puzzling when you begin to run with your mouth wide open yawning like you haven’t sleep for a day or so. The yawning seems to be a limited cycle, as if your body is trying to remind you […]


Moab’s Red Hot 50k 1

The RED HOT 50k is coming soon and a strongfield of runners will be floating thru the desert near Moab, Utah. All will be following Ian Torrence, a former Moab resident who knows the route better than anyone. Stiff Necked Karl Meltzer will be following but not looking behind, cuz’ he can’t. It’ll be a […]


Toe Bang ~ Montrail Vitesse 6

Toe nail management is crucial to any trail runner who sprints down steep terrain. If you run 6 or 7 Ultra’s a year you will always end up with layers of D/T/Nails.. I have become such an expert on the removal process, when to remove, how many days I need to heal before the next […]


Ultragen and Multi-V for recovery…

After completing the grueling HURT 100..only K, I was thrilled to discover that I was recovered completely only 9 days later, I have been consuming Ultragen from First Endurance after every run, also taking the Multi-V vitamin daily. The recovery process is incredible and one can feel the body rebuild itself every day. Although it […]