An old legend back on track!

June 10 2009, 7:37 am

When I started Ultrarunning, I had two guys I wanted to race…..One was Eric Clifton.  Eric was so fast I had to go test myself against him to see if I had what it takes to succeed in this silly sport.  I beat Eric the first time I raced against him at the Crown King Read More

What’s Next?

May 28 2009, 10:33 am

The Bighorn 100 starts June 19th.  Am I recovered from Massannutten?  Absolutely!  I feel as though I didn’t even run in Virginia a week and a half ago……scary!  Why am I recovered already?…….because I’m a mutant?  or is it the multiple scoops of Ultragen I consume after every run.  I’ll call it the Ultragen.  Not Read More

Time for Nutten!

May 9 2009, 7:12 am

May 16th the Massannutten 100 will start with one of the best fields to date.  No, it’s not Western, but a better course and a fun ride nonetheless. Watch for live updates here The Men: Speedgoat Karl  5-2. I have to put pressure on myself to perform well, I’m in great shape, know the course well Read More

The Miwok odds and the last 3 spots…for the big track meet at Squaw Valley.

April 27 2009, 9:45 am

Dave Mackey’s record should remain a tall order, but the race to win will be tight as always. Full Results here The Men: Scott Jurek  2-1.  Let’s put a little pressure on Scott and give him the nod.  He may not be racing this one to win, (maybe he is) He is sure to be in Read More

Now…….the season can begin!

April 18 2009, 8:25 am

Stay tuned for Monday’s post:  The Miwok odds are coming, and this year’s race is a barn burner for the last 3, Western States Track Meet qualifiers! Watch the Boston Marathon LIVE right now!  (it’s 8:32 MST)  at this website: Ryan Hall is pushing the pace, the 10k split was 29:30.  I can run Read More

Time for the Buffalo run!

March 23 2009, 9:29 am

This week Jim Skaggs will host the Antelope Island Buffalo Run.  This course takes place on Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake.  I’ll be working the “Lower Frary” aid station along with Larry Mangum.  There are nearly 500 runners registered in the 3 races….50 mile, 50k and 25k.  Looks like the buffalos will be Read More

Way Too Cool, Way Too Wet, Way Too Sloppy,…PERFECT!!

March 9 2009, 7:02 pm

Ahhhhh….Way too dry!  Full results here:   Let it rain, snow, or just be freezin’,  I need some type of advantage for this one! And the Odds are: First off, this is a tough one.  The results of previous years was coming up moot, so I’m rolling with what I know!  Also, this year’s course is Read More


December 12 2008, 5:50 am

Time to register for the Speedgoat 50k, apps are online now so make the commitment and bring on the hills! The Way Too Cool 50k just closed in 7 minutes!  But I’m in! Snowbird should finally get some snow this weekend, so get ready for the “Greatest Snow on Earth”.  Just in time for the Read More

Race of the Year…The North Face Endurance 50!

November 30 2008, 5:29 am

Carpenter “gets it right” this time and hands Ulli Steidl his first Ultra loss!  Now they are 1-1 against each other.  Perhaps $20,000 next year to settle the score.  Having the top 4 within 10 minutes makes this easily the best race of the Year! And don’t forget Kami Semick for putting herself on top Read More

I’ll stick to my strength…

November 20 2008, 10:30 am

Next up is the North Face 50, after looking at the most recent entry list, these odds are gonna be good!  Both the men’s and women’s race will be spectacular.  Ain’t it true that money talks and bullshit walks? $10,000 to win, $4000 for second and $1000 for third sums up the reason top competition Read More