Category Archives : Gear Reviews


Hoka OneOne Bondi B LIVE at Wasatch Speed Goat 2

Now’s  your chance to try the brand Karl Meltzer used to trek the entire Pony Express Trail (1840 miles) , Hoka OneOne Bondi is flying of the shelves at our local retailers!  Mountains Plus has both styles available now, Comfort and cushioning: 2.5x the EVA volume and 30% softer than standard running shoes Rolling up: […]


Ultragen by First Endurance

This is the one product that has changed my race seasons by leaps and bounds!! Robert Kunz, MS The hard training we do on the bike is only the stress that we impose, and is only half of the training equation. To get the most out of that hard training, we need to recover and […]


First Endurance teams up with trail running 2

The Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team powered by First Endurance! Karl Meltzer introduced me to First Endurance three years ago and I haven’t stop improving since then. With the heavy demands we put on our body it’s tough to keep up with nutrition. Lance Armstrong’s Astana Cycling Team is also powered by First Endurance […]


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. […]


First Endurance recovery drink-Ultragen

Recovery Drink Comparison Chart – This is one training supplement that will help your body keep up with it’s demands. Athletes train with the purpose of improving performance. Training sessions are designed to stress the body beyond its baseline homeostatic condition. The specific adaptations that occur because of training depend on the type of training, […]


La Sportiva Fireblade vs. Hardrock 100

After running in the Montrail Vitesse for over ten years I finally switched shoes. My first season in the La Sportiva Fireblades went extremely well. The first part of the year I ran the Two Moons 100 and the Squaw Peak 50; The Fireblades preformed real well but the big test was still waiting, the […]


Gear Review Black Diamond Ion Headlamp

The Black Diamond Ion showed up in the swag bags at the Twomoons 100. This is a unique race because of the staggered starts based on your estimated finish time. I hit the trails 9:00 at night for the first full moon and was able to run with the Ion all night. After sun rise […]


Trail Gear Review – First Endurance 1

First Endurance keeps us all moving race after race with the help of Ultragen, the ultimate recover product. Not only do they make a killer recovery product we highly recommend the Multi Vitamin V90 specifically designed for the endurance athlete. These two products alone help us run race after race after race all season long, […]


40% off Coupon BackcountryOutlet.com 3

Here’s a Speed Goat Discount ~ We’re excited to announce a new coupon from BackcountryOutlet.com. Everything on Outlet is already on sale so use this code to increase your discount on any item to 40%. Not valid on items already on sale greater than 40% off. Expires 10/16/07 Get 40% Off At BackcountryOutlet.com -Use Redemption […]


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How to pace at a 100 miler 8

Notes from the goats There is no exact science to pacing but here are some the tips we have learned. It all started a long time ago when old friend Dan O’Connor paced to my first 100 mile finish, the Wasatch 100. He was motivating, pushed the pace and keep me moving, as I’ve had […]


Trail Gear Review – Petzl e+LITE 7

This is the best little headlamp I have ever used! The Petzl e+LITE weighs less then one ounce and has a battery life up to 45 hours. The LED works real well for any race that starts in the dark, you can clip the light to the rim of your hat and leave it on […]


Speed Goat Trail Running Coupon is now availabile !

The Speed Goat Trail Running Gear Shop will be offering a 10% discount to all fellow Speed Goats. Our partners at Backcountry.com have agreed to offer us an exclusive 10% discount off trail running gear. This discount will be only available at wasatchspeedgoat.com and will offer our loyal readers a deal on trail gear ! […]


First Endurance and the WasatchSpeedGoat 50K 1

As the season rolls on it is good to have products like Ultragen around! The chance to recover and rebuild with Ultragen keeps your season moving at a record breaking pace. Go bang out a 20-30 mile trail run and then drink a bottle of Ultragen, you can feel your muscles soaking up the nutrients. […]


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Trail Running with your dog 3

This is Juneau and her brother Timber, these two pups weigh more than any cougar. The team of Malamute/Timberwolves are great to have with you when running through the mountains of Utah, knowing you passed at least one cougar while running. After a couple seasons of trail running, these pups are always checking me for […]


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 […]


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 […]