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Karl Meltzer

28 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 Oct 2022 | Updated Daily

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Karl Meltzer: 100 miles is not that far.

Peak Endurance

Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 146 is an interview with Karl Meltzer, also known as Speedgoat Karl. He recently won his 45th 100-mile race and has maintained a 20-year streak of winning at least one 100-mile race every year. He has the record for the most 100-mile wins during a calendar year with six in 2006, four of them record performances, the final four in a period of eight weeks. Karl comes onto the podcast to talk to me about his longevity in the sport, what he does for training and gives us some tips for tackling your first miler.I really love working on this podcast and interviewing so many interesting people. I hope you enjoy listening! If you do, could you do me a huge favour and subscribe, rate and review?? It makes a huge difference to me not only personally, but helps the podcast audience grow and thus ensure I can keep getting amazing people to interview. Thank you! The link is in the show notes. The link is here.My recent goal setting webinar went incredibly well and I got some amazing feedback on how much the participants loved it and got so much out of it that I am making it available for purchase for a very limited time. For $35 you get the recording and PDF of the webinar, as well as the accompanying booklets. This offer is only available until Friday 11th February, and then the webinar will be removed from my shop to make way for some new products. So don’t miss out again!! Go to my website www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au(the link is in the show notes) and make 2022 your running year!Are you sick and tired of being injured or running in pain? Ensure you are ready for racing in 2022 and come in and see the team at Health & High Performance .Love running again by heading to www.healthhp.com.au/run or find them on Instagram Healthhighperformance.Karl has a lot to teach us about race craft and longevity in the sport. I don’t know about you, but I want to be running for as long as possible and I think that means we all need to start listening to our bodies a bit more! I can’t wait to see how his quest for 100 100 milers go, I will be following along and look forward to interviewing him again on his journey.If you want to get more awesome running info, make sure you join the Peak Endurance Running group on Facebook. It’s a great place for all things endurance running! Or go to my website www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au(the link is in the show notes) to get on my email listEnjoy the episode!

1hr 9mins

31 Jan 2022

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Karl Meltzer | UTMB, Utah 100 Miler, Making A Career From Mountain Ultra Trail Running


On todays show we have Karl Meltzer.  Karl is one of the first runners in our sport to truly go pro, specializing early on in his career in the 100 mile event. Since the late 1990s, he's won over 40 races, including at least 1 every year for for the last 19 years - both are records that may never be broken.  He’s also the Race Director for the Speedgoat 50k and perhaps most importantly, he’s just a guy you’d wanna have a beer with. He brings so much awesome perspective to the sport. In this episode, we do some analysis on the American contingent at this year's UTMB, we talk about race directing, we speculate on a potential new 100 mile race in the central Wasatch range, and we reflect on what it takes to make a career out of this sport. I won’t spoil anything for you, but this was one of my favorite conversations to date. Enjoy!

1hr 14mins

10 Sep 2021

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The Dirt on Karl Meltzer

"The Dirt" Trailrunning Podcast

Karl Meltzer lined up for the 25 year anniversary race of the Kettle Moraine 100.  The race had record heat & humidity that took many out of the race. We chat with Karl about what he learned at the race, and heard some fun ultra stories. Great conversation. We really enjoyed Karl and his wisdom & passion for the sport. 

1hr 8mins

19 Jul 2021

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Karl Meltzer: 100 Mile Record, Aid Station Etiquette, and Speedgoat 50K

Inspired by Athletes

Karl Meltzer sits down to discuss his 100 mile race schedule, he dives deep into Speedgoat 50K, and dissects the competitive landscape.


2 Jul 2021

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Karl Meltzer vs AJW: The Great Pacer Debate

The Adventure Jogger

The greatest 100 mile runner of all time and Mr. Western States face off in a debate for the ages about pacers and pacing. Then the conversation goes off the rails when their spouses join in on the fun.

1hr 22mins

28 May 2021

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Cocodona Training Talk | Karl Meltzer

Steep Life Media

In this new mini-series, our friend Shelby Farrell from goodr sits down with a variety of ultrarunners to get advice about training and preparing for Aravaipa Running's inaugural Cocodona 250. Today, Shelby talks with the long-distance legend himself, "Speedgoat" Karl Meltzer, who unfortunately had to pull out of the race due to an injury. Nonetheless, Karl is full of ultra wisdom that's helpful for anyone looking to tackle their next ultra. Learn more about Cocodona 250: https://cocodona.com Follow Shelby's journey: https://www.instagram.com/shelbzzf


18 Apr 2021

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#4: Karl Meltzer on Ultrarunning and Breaking the Appalachian Trail Record

Hiker Jam (Mini Series by Greenbelly Meals)

I talk with Karl Meltzer about how he got started with ultrarunning as well as define what constitues and 'ultra' run versus a normal run.We dive deep into his crazy Appalachian Trail fastest known time record. How he planned the 45 day record breaking run, his other failed attempts, injuries, diet, pace, van logistics, crew setup, and more.Karl talks about how he started to make a living running all while bartending at night. Some of his brand partnerships evolved into one of the most popular Red Bull documentaries of all time as well as designing one of the most popular trail running shoes on the market, the Speedgoat by Hoka One One.Hosted by Chris Cage with Greenbelly Meals (https://www.greenbelly.co/).

1hr 9mins

19 Jan 2021

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Grant Barnette - Racing the G.O.A.T., Karl Meltzer, at the No Business 100

The Ryan Clayton Podcast

This week I'm joined by Trail Runner and Ultra Endurance Athlete Grant Barnette! Hang with us as we break down his 2nd place run at the No Business 100 2020 and racing the G.O.A.T. Karl Meltzer for 60 miles. You can find all of Grant's links here: https://www.runwithgrant.com/connect-with-grant Thanks for listening! The best way to get a hold of me is on Twitter: @runrunRC Say Hi!!

1hr 31mins

11 Nov 2020

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Run Rabbit Run: Karl Meltzer, Kyle Pietari, Paul Sachs, and Fred Abramowitz

Inspired by Athletes

We sit down with Karl, Kyle, Paul, and Fred to discuss all things Run Rabbit Run.


18 Sep 2020

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Karl Meltzer aka Speed Goat The most winning 100 miler ultra marathon runner and southbound FKT Appalachian Trail record holder

KristianUltra: An Ultra Marathon Running Podcast

Karl Meltzer and I talk about his career as an elite ultra marathon runner. I offer online run coaching: wwwkristianultra.com Support the show: www.patreon.com/kristianultra Instagram: @kristianultra Twitter: @kristianultra Facebook: www.facebook.com/kristianultrarunning Facebook Athlete Page: www.facebook.com/kristianultra/

1hr 22mins

22 Jun 2020