Who Doesn’t Like to Win?

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Race Report on Feb 4, 2013 How does this even happen?

Inside Trail Racing Team member, Victor Ballesteros, dominated the illustrious Jed Smith Ultra Classic 50 miler this past weekend in Sacramento, CA. The course is a flat and somewhat monotonous 5-mile loop of paved and dirt path that delivers some of the fastest 50k and 50 mile times in recent US history. Such a race places a tormenting stress on the legs and diligence of the runners. It […]

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I think, therefore I am…

Posted by relhats in Blog, Uncategorized on Feb 1, 2013

Animals didn’t develop to consider long-term consequences and long-term planning even though it may be written in our DNA to behave in ways that will secure a future existence.  We have to remind ourselves that we are animals and we act according to an ethical code and to the hormonal ebb and flow within our bodies.  Impulse control is something that needs to be learned and practiced–we are […]

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The miles we travel and those we meet along the way…

Posted by relhats in Blog, Race Report on Jan 31, 2013

This story has been nesting in my mind for months. It’s long, but hopefully entertaining… at the least… interesting. The miles we travel and those we meet along the way By Victor Ballesteros In January of 2012, I got an email from Palo Alto’s running superstar, Gary Gellin, asking me if I had any interest in doing a Fastest Known Time Attempt (FKT) around the 165 mile Tahoe […]

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If at first you don’t succeed…

Posted by relhats in Blog on Sep 29, 2012

Announced by Gary Gellin, on Thursday, September 27. The snow hasn’t yet arrived and my health is where it should have been seven weeks ago. All systems are go for another shot at the 165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail speed record. I will start in Tahoe City at 4:30 AM on Sunday, October 7th and hope to complete the loop by 7PM on Monday. Updates will be posted […]

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Tahoe Rim Trail Speed Record Attempt – Gary Gellin

Posted by relhats in Blog, Race Preview on Jul 12, 2012 Gary Gellin

Most of you know that on August 13th I’ll be making an attempt to break the speed record on the 165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail. The current record is held by the Spanish runner Kilian Jornet with a time of 38 hours, 32 minutes. This is a time that many feel is close to unbreakable, but I have done extensive analysis, training, and logistical planning to ensure that […]

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