Western States 100 – Game on

Just 5 hours into the race and up front we have a three pack, Kilian Jornet Burgada, Geoff Roes and Anton Krupikca all rolled through Miller’s Defeat (34.4) together, it’s early but a good chance one of these three could be King of the Mountain…Make your pick – Live race feed Go Hal! Car Racks […]


Hoka Mafate Trail Shoe Review – Buy Now 8

The Hoka Mafate’s are live at Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear, Buy NOW! As new Affiliate Manager for Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear it’s a no brainier to market the mighty Hoka’s . Karl Meltzer convinced me to try these shoes in April and “WOW” is all I can say!  My first thought is these are the […]


Trail Running – Trail Hunting 6

Each year I trail run from my house through the Uinta’s looking for Elk Sheds but today I found a nice Moose Antler, it’s not often you stumble across one of these!  Getting ready for the Bighorn 100 Trail Run next weekend…. Speed Goat Coupon Now Available! With your purchase use coupon code 1UX-1-UJENB to […]

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National Trails Day 2

Each year the American Hiking Society celebrates National Trails Day to inspire public and outdoor enthusiast to seek out their favorite trail to discover, learn about, educate and work on trail projects throughout the country.  It’s great to see the movement as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced the designation of 31 […]


Backcountry.com 2010 Memorial Day Sale

Time to update some of that wore out gear and take advantage of this weekends Memorial Day Sale with trusted retailer Backcountry.com, proud sponsor of the, Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team.. Scrape on !! Speedgoat 50k has 34 spots left, sign up NOW for the “Toughest 50k around”


Invasion of the HOKA 12

Jemez weekend is upon us and here comes the Hoka’s, Melter and Mermoud will be sporting the latest in trail shoe design ! I had the chance to bounce around in the Hoka’s for a moment and I must say “wow”!  The new trail shoe design reminds me of the ski industry when fat skis […]


Jemez Mountain Trail Runs 2

Jemez 50 miler, time to get serious as Zane Grey was a “off the couch 50 miler” training run. The Jemez 50 is chalk full of savvy veteran trail runners along with Assistant Director for the Wasatch Speed Goat’s Tim Barnes, look for Meltzer trekking with a hunk of cast on his right arm, will […]


Spring Trail Running Gear discounts

Our favorite retailer Backcountry.com has stocked up with the newest trail running gear, feel free to shop and redeem your Speedgoat 10% discount: 1UX-1-UJENB Browse the Speed Goat Trail Running Gear and get 10% off your order! Speed Goat Coupon Now Available! With your purchase use coupon code 1UX-1-UJENB to receive 10% off on trail […]


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Zane Grey madness 2

I haven’t been to Zane Grey in a few years and what a difference, the rocks are plentiful, the brush is overgrown and the ruts are deeper then ever.  I’m all scratched up from my arms to my ankles, once I drew blood at mile 6 it never stopped.  What a tough course to follow […]


Zane Grey 50 Miler – 2010 1

Here we are hanging in Flagstaff waiting to run the mighty  Zane Grey,  after a night on the town with Meltzer and Torrence, it’s time to shake off the Jaguar bomb hangover and get ready to run….Looks like there may be a little snow on the course up high, maybe a little mud to keep […]


Celebrate Earth Day with Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear

The Mountains Plus team promotes Earth Day by discounting all Eco-friendly products. NOW we can offer our readers 10% OFF any of our Green Gear: * Nemo Ditto Tote Bag – This bag is made almost entirely from re-purposed NEMO tent samples and manufacturing seconds. Let’s use the NEMO to go grocery shopping instead of […]


La Sportiva Wildcats – Trail Running Shoe Review

Here’s a sweet ride with a ton of cushion and large toe box the Wildcat has become one of my favorite La Sportiva Trail Shoes. I ran my last two 100 milers in the Wildcats, the Wasatch 100 and Oil Creek 100. The shoe it self does weighs a little more then the Fireblades and […]


Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc – Obligatory Material 8

For a trail runner who’s used to lining up at 100′s with just a Nathan Elite 2V Plus Pack, it’s going to be a  blast carrying all those required items on my trek through the 2010 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. I am not a big fan of a bag of water on my back  which covers […]


Meltzer takes on Pony Express Trail

I guess running 5 to 6 100′s a year just isn’t enough for Karl, here he is staging an attempt to run the entire Pony Express Trail from Missouri to California (1840 miles). The trail is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary so Karl teamed up wit Red Bull for the attempt, stay tuned for more details. […]


Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear – New Affiliate Manager 4

After many years of working in the marketing affiliate space I’ve taken on the job as Affiliate Manager for Mountain Plus Outdoor Gear. The team at Mountain Plus have been around for a long time and have a huge selection of the best outdoor gear available!  If there’s any affiliates out there that would be […]


Greenlayer Sports – Goat Skin for Wasatch Speed Goats

Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team partnered with Greenlayer Sports to go green for 2010! Greenlayer Sports uses re-cycled polyester for their performance apparel, and how soft it is. The team is enjoying a 5 piece uniform including the Elite Series Tank, Arm Warmers, Long Sleeve Shirt, a real nice Long Sleeve Half Zip and […]

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Wasatch Speed Goats sweep Anartica Marathon 3

Yes it’s true, team mates Kathy and Robert Youngren trekked all the way to the Anartica to post a one two sweep at the world’s most remote marathon! Robert won the race in a time of 3:50:02 with his wife to follow up in 3:58:59 for second place, how cool is that! Antartica Marathon 2010 […]


Trail Running lotteries

Trail running lotteries have become a way of life for those who love to trek the big events!! Every year I toss my name in the hat for the Wasatch and Hardrock with only a small amount of success. I’ve really enjoyed watching the sport grow the last decade or more but what a task […]


Speedgoat 50k registration opened 1

Speedgoat 50k, registration opened January 1st ! If you enjoy self inflicted abuse, this race is for you. Speedgoat 50k 2010 The 2010 Speedgoat 50k will be held July 31, 2010, starting at 6:30am.  Online registration will be available on January 1, at 12:01 MST at Ultrasignup.com  Entries are limited to 200 runners.  Cash prizes have […]


Ultra-Trail Du Mount-Blanc – 2010 1

Registration opens December 23rd for the ultimate trail race!! It’s time to cross the pond and run the ultimate trail race, Ultra-Trail Du Mount-Blanc. I’ve heard the stories from Meltzer and team mate Mike Mason describing the event, it sounds like my type of course with gnarly endless vertical. 2010 could shape up to be […]


Wasatch Speed Goats 2010 2

As 2010 is just around the corner the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team enters it’s third year and has quickly become one of the most diversified and visible trail teams out there!! This years line up of sponsors includes the very best products trail running has to offer. Long time sponsor Nathan Packs continues […]


The Chimera 100K / 100 Miles – Meltzer goes for #6

Old Goat Trail Races- Meltzer off to the Chimera 100 miler as he tries to post his 6th 100 mile win of the season, sick.. Masters runner Speedgoat Meltzer never seems to slow down. Karl posted 6 – 100 mile wins two years ago and I really didn’t think he would try it again. Meltzer […]


Backcountry.com Secret Stash SALE

Long time supporter of the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team has stashed up to 25% discounts off over a 1000 items for black Friday and Cyber Monday, check out the finest gear there is… Secret Stash – Men’s And Women’s Fleece Jackets Up To 50% Off At Backcountry.com. Valid While Supplies Last. Secret Stash […]


2009 Speedgoat 50k video

As Karl and I prepare for the fourth annual Speedgoat 50k here’s a video produced by Jared Campbell, this should give you an ideal what your getting into. Featured in October’s Ultrarunning Magazine Mountain Running


You know your an Ultrarunner if….

After 15 years of Ultra running my wife has seen it all, her friends at work have heard it all, so they handed her a hard copy of 110 savoy statements that “You know your and ulltrarunner if”.. I laughed my a** off knowing this applies to all my fellow trail runners. So each week […]


Pinhoti 100 – 2009

Looks like the southern goats are ready to rumble through the Talladega National Forest for a point to point 100 miler.This is the second annual run for the race and who else but Speedgoat Meltzer is there ready set the standard. Last years win was over 20 hours, I’m sure that will change. Looking forward […]


Oil Creek 100 Miler 15

What a great day in the Pennsylvania woods! Tom Jennings put on a triple header of trail races at the Oil Creek State Park, 50k, 50 miler and a 100 miler. This was a first year event but you would have never known by the great aid stations, course markings and overall organization of the […]


Karl Meltzer – Moab Running trip October 8-13, 2009

No tired legs for Karl Meltzer as he won the Grindestone 100 just three weeks after the grueling Wasatch. Karl finished in a time of 18:46:26, does he ever get tired? Now it’s time for Karl to get back on the trails  for a 5 day tour of  Moab starting October 8th.. Note from the […]


Bear 100 -2009 4

It looked like perfect weather for one of Utah’s best 100′s! The Wasatch Speed Goats had two married couples in the race, Deb – Steve Pero along side was Larry and Beth Hall. I haven’t got the full report but it sounds like the Nannies had a banner day in planet Utah! Beth Hall and […]


Wasatch 100 – 2009 8

The Wasatch 100 dished out some serious heat but it didn’t effect Meltzer or Roes as those two both broke the old course record. Rose crossed the finish line in 18:30 and Meltzer in 19:12, amazing times for the two top dogs of the day. On the woman’s side Besty Nye and Mandy Hosford both […]


Lake Erie Endurance Swim Record – Shattered 4

Long time college friend Randall Mcelwain set his sights on a endurance swim across Lake Erie, he trained all summer and was determined to take down the record of 11:53 from Long Point to Freeport Beach, Pa. Randy sent me an e-mail asking for some endurance nutrition ideals, I mentioned the EFS Liquid Shot by […]


Mountain Lion spotted on Park City trails 8/5/09 14

Watch out Here is a Mountain Lion Story At around 7:15 this morning, my dog met a mountain lion in the brush on the connector trail between Queen Esther Drive and Snowtop.  The cat was about 3 switchbacks up from the bottom, and was within 30 yards of me.  I did not see the cat, […]


Katcina Mosa 105k 3

That’s the distance Suzanne Lewis and I covered during the Katcina Mosa 100k. What a day in the Utah Mountains with massive vertical and extreme heat, a perfect trainer for the upcoming Wastch 100. The day started at 3am to avoid some of the heat as the field cruised along I hooked up with Ultra […]


Katcina Mosa 100K Mountain Run 1

The Wasatch 100 warn up is less the 5 days away!! A bit of a sleeper but the Katcina Mosa 100k hands out a whopping 17, 404 feet of vertical gain. Wasatch Speed Goat Dave Hunt has owned this race for years as he always pulls off a Cheetah performance at Wasatch the following month. […]


Speedgoat 50k – 2009 2

The temperatures heated up so did the competition for first place as Luke Nelson lead early to the top of  Mary Ellen Gulch but was taken over by local runner Eric Storeheim who never looked back (6:12)! Eric runs for Wasatch Runnng Center the best local trail store around..10 scrapes for Eric! On the woman’s […]


Meltzer leading Hardrock – 26th 100 miler win just in sight? 7

Karl Meltzer is cruising through the Hardrock 100 and just crossed the slot at Virginia’s pass with about a 41 minute lead!! Karl and I just ran Bighorn three weeks ago and he’s back out there to to win the toughest foot race around..!! 50 Scrapes.. Karl Meltzer-Bighorn 100 26th 100 mile win is just […]