Monthly Archives: February 2009


Matt Carpenter at 44 – Pushing the limits 5

Here is the MAN of high altitude running, Matt has the highest Vo2 max ever recorded by a runner (above 90), higher than Lance Armstrong. I watched Matt float by me at Pikes Peak and the Fila races in Aspen Colorado years ago. I also lined up with Matt at the Leadville 100 as he […]


Amy Sproston wins Guatemala 50 miler 1

Wasatch Speed Goat Amy Sproston breaks the 7 hour barrier at the Guatemala 50 miler. Nothing like a little international flavor for the goats, hooves on the pavement?  Ouch.. “50 miles on roads felt like 2 road marathons back to back. I hit mile 25 at 3:25, and managed to hang on and run the […]


Pacheco, Semick Named 2008 Runners of the Year 2

Jorge Pacheco of Los Angeles and Kami Semick of Bend, Oregon have been voted the 2008 UltraRunning Magazine North American ultra marathoners of the year. Pacheco edged Kyle Skaggs of Glenwood, New Mexico by three votes, 185-182, in the closest vote in the award’s 28-year history. Pacheco won six of the eight races he competed […]


Red Hot 50k race report 6

The Red Hot was cold but the times were hot as Dave Mackey (3:58:50) and Timmy Parr (3:59:33) both broke the course record held by Kyle/Antoine. As the field took off Mackey and Parr put the hammer down and Master runner Karl Meltzer burned off a few competitors to finish third (4:13:14), his fastest time […]


Patagonia Winterfest Sale 1

Patagonia steps it up for the biggest winter gear sale I’ve seen! “We are happy to announce our annual Winterfest Sale from February 10-February 19. Starting today, save 40-60% on select Patagonia products.* Pick up great gear for the snowy months ahead or take care of next year’s holiday shopping while prices are right.”


Moab’s Red Hot 50k 2

The Red Rock of Moab will be hosting a group of trail runners for a day of exercise! That’s my approach since I’m buried in several feet of snow, the training has been limited. With a long season ahead, Bighorn, Wasatch 100 and a few others this is a great chance to enjoy the day […]


Carbohydrates for Endurance – First Endurance 1

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. In addition to food based carbohydrates, there are many different energy supplements marketed for sport, which are available in a variety of forms. […]