Meltzer/Mason running with biking gloves 2

I was taught from day two to wear bike gloves in the rugged Wasatch Range, Meltzer clued me in after my first endo down Grandier Peak. I was racing Karl down a steep pitch when I caught a toe and launched 10 feet through the air only to plunge to the ground hand first. After trail rash on both hands I went out and bought a pair of $10 biking gloves that completely protected my hands during future endo’s. Another benefit is you can stick a pack of gu in the top of each glove when you load up for a big run or race. Once you get used to the gloves protection, you can’t run technical terrain with out them. Ask Paul from Montrail, we did a super technical night run up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the Pfeiferhorn, when we returned Paul had a flapper on the palm of his hand, ouch!


Wasatchspeedgoats-Montrail/Nathan Ultrarunning Team

Sign up now on-line for the Wasatchspeedgoat “Get High” 50k rugged trail race through Snowbird and Alta Ski Resorts. The race takes place 7/21/07 at the Snowbird Tram deck, get ready to run through the tunnel~race app

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2 thoughts on “Meltzer/Mason running with biking gloves

  • Wynn

    And you can use those gloves after you finish a 100miler to clean and jerk that big boulder at the end of HardRock, better yet some cans of swill.


  • Christian

    Another piece of clothing I have found useful from my cycling days are armwarmers. They’re perfect for the chilly mornings when you don’t want to start with a long sleeve. After it warms up they easily roll down or can be stashed away easier than an extra top. I use DeFeet’s which are like long socks for $20. They’re not quite as bulky as the fleece lined lycra type.

    BTW, Nice work chasin’ Buffalo around the island.