It’s been a slow start to 2010!

January 30 2010, 8:28 am

For me that is!  Performances continue to be stellar! My 20 day hiatus from running in December had done me good!  My legs turned fresh again, and I was ready to roll.  I started back up and in two weeks, I was up to speed, feeling good and ready to have a decent run at Read More

I’m still shaking my head!

January 17 2010, 2:20 pm

It appears as though the HURT 100 mile record has gone down AGAIN.   Gary Robbins and Tracy Garneau appear to have both broken previous records.  Gary by just 16 minutes, Tracy by alot more than that.  What is this world coming too?   Or am I just getting old?   20:12 for Gary, 24:06 for Tracy.  Nuts!  Another Read More

Drumroll please!

January 8 2010, 7:41 am

On Monday morning Ultrarunning Magazine will announce the “Ultrarunners of the Year”.  Who’s it gonna be?  All we know is that it’s a tough vote.  So many variables, so many races, so many different circumstances, so many different courses.  I could go on and on and on, but I won’t.  Tune in Monday morning after Read More

We are almost there!

December 29 2009, 8:22 am

Just a few more days till registration goes live for the Speedgoat 50k!  Reserve your spot for the toughest 50k in the US.  After some new mapping, I’ve found there to be 11,945′ of climb and descent. Throw in a few rocks, snow, scree, billy goats on the ridge, and 200 crazy runners, and we’ll have Read More

El Nino—1, Chimera—0, Karl—still 28!

December 14 2009, 7:41 am

If you haven’t already heard, this one was cancelled during mid-race.   Two aid stations were blown off the mountain by 40-50 mph winds, leaving no aid on the ridge for 20+ miles.  Even with aid, the right call was made.  It is rare in any sport to make the call during the event, but this Read More

The final big dance of 2009…..The North Face 50 odds!

December 2 2009, 9:01 am

First off, this is a tough one.  There are so many solid runners in this race, it could go to any of the top 10 I have listed below.   I like to think experience will play a role in who takes home the cake! The men: Ulli Stiedl 5-2.   No doubt  Ulli is the fastest in Read More

JFK 50 was a fast one!

November 22 2009, 9:05 am

Devon Crosby-Helms killed it for the women, breaking Ann Lundlbad’s record by a scant 21 seconds!!! She must have been thinking about that for the last 10 miles!   1 Gregory Crowther    36   1/212  M SEATTLE      5:50:13  7:01    2 Michael Arnstein    32   2/212  M NEW YORK      5:50:58  7:02    3 Matt Woods          30   3/212  M FALLS Read More

I guess I’ll run another 100

November 18 2009, 11:16 am

Well, the plan was to run the North Face 50 in San Francisco.  Due to a weak webpage and updated runners list,  I didn’t get the invitation or money in, in time.  So I bagged it.  I don’t feel I am qualified to compete for the $$ anyway, so I decided I’d go run another Read More

The “Desert Halloween Party” up next

October 29 2009, 9:20 am

The Javelina Jundred happens this weekend.  A few fast guys out front should make this one to watch.  Will Jorge finally break my record?, or will Paul DeWitt and Josh Brimhall get the best of the fast starter….we’ll see.  Here’s my picks: Jorge Pacheco  3-1.  Jorge gets the nod because he’s the previous winner, but he’ll Read More

Time for another adventure!

September 20 2009, 7:40 am

Something different sits on the horizon for a few lucky souls interested in a quick get-a-way to Disneyland!  No, not the Disneyland our kids love, the Disneyland for Ultrarunners.  A quick 5 day excursion to southern Utah to play in the sand and go on the most epic of runs, all with the luxury of Read More