Friday, April 25, 2008

Back from Chasing the Goat


i just got back late last night from a visit to salt lake city. i flew in on tuesday morning. the wasatch speedgoat, karl meltzer and his awesome wife cheryl were cool enough to let me stay with them. after some catching up, karl and i hit the office to discuss karl's appalachian assault and my role in that. talking about it i found myself awash with these intense feelings of anticipation ~ this is going to be soo cool! what an epic to be a part of. karl was fresh off a 47 mile day in zion, and he seemed as fresh as a daisy. the appalachian trail record is going down my friends, down.

karl lives at the foot of some amazing mtns, and even though the snow level is low for this time of year we had plenty of trail to scratch our hooves on! with my hip issues looming i wasn't sure how it would feel. well the last 4 miles hurt like hell. i made the call after this run to remove the extra insole. by my math my hip had gotten noticeably worse since using the extra lift.



thanks so much karl and cheryl for your hospitality!.. you guys are awesome and i'm soo looking forward to our adventure on the appalachian trail in august.


day two i took my extra insole out and enjoyed the later part of the run much more than the previous day. the lift had slowly caused massive amounts of pain in my glute. we did about 13 miles with some 3,300 ft of gain near the university... and threw a quick nuun photo shoot in there too.. sweet stuff.

5 comments:

saschasdad said...

Whoah, what's this? Karl with a hydration pack instead of his trusty waist pack?

Man, it must be nice to be on trails like those this early in the year.

Hart said...

that's right it was nice.. and yes, karl is running in a hydration pack in preparation for the appalachian trail assault.

Bob Gentile said...

Love the clip... what amazing trails out there. Yes going to be an epic adventure Matt pacing Karl as he goes on the Appalachian assault. I registered by email and look forward to following his journey!

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

that is going to be one amazing run!

Matteo said...

i miss that part of the woods. Used to run the U with Mason. glad you were able to get down there and put on some miles. hope the hip comes around soon...