Friday, June 6, 2008

SLC Update

here are some shots from today's run. i'm still lovin' utah. these are from my bell's canyon run today with meltzer. at one point it got steep and turned into a hike. my mind wondered to us hiking in maine, rockin' the appalachian trail! that's right.. it's back on baby! if you didn't know meltzer is going for the speed record on the AT. i'm starting in maine with him on august 5th and running to new hampshire - 281 miles later. 47 miles a day for 6 days. a couple days ago i sat in on karl's meeting with they are the title sponsor for his appalachian assault and are making it all happen.. budgets, rv's, support, marketing and stickers... yes 300,000 stickers! with the size of this project it's no wonder western states has become more of a distraction to him. he's got a lot riding on the AT assault. ** but i'm sure he'll still rip one at western. any way you cut it the masters record is going down this year (either meltzer or ajw imo).

tomorrow meltzer's wife cheryl is running her first 50 miler - the tough as nails squaw peak 50. nuun is sponsoring it so i'll be up there representing, taking photos and maybe runnin' a lil bit too.


saschasdad said...

Look at those two badasses!

HappyTrails said...

While you are in the SLC area make sure to treat yourself to a mt bike ride or run on the Mid Mountain Trail in Park City. It is approx 23 miles of continuous primo singletrack that rolls along the 8000ft contour. It's not difficult, just tons of fun! We rode it as a loop from Park City. Check it out!

Anonymous said...

Another few good photos of the "bread and butter" run at Bells Canyon, a Karl Meltzer specialty Solid running week Matt, now go rest!