Run With Coach

Desolation Lake – LOTS more snow today than in this pic

I was able to get in a run with Karl today. It got a little bit old waiting for him on the climbs, but he seems to have some potential. I think if he keeps working at it, he might be able to get pretty good at this running thing. Ha!

Seriously though, it was very cool to get to run with my coach and see how it’s done. We got a great workout leaping up snowbank after snowbank then glissading down the other side and hitting the trail again without missing a beat. It was kind of like skateboarding, hurdles, freestyle snowboarding, and trail running all rolled into one. I loved it! What an amazing area to run. We ran on a piece of the Wasatch 100 course, which was great to see. Maybe a little preview for next year? Can’t beat a point-to-point 100 miler along a killer ridgeline. Meanwhile, I’ll get another taste of some fine Wasatch running in next month’s Speedgoat 50K at Snowbird Ski Resort.

Karl looks to be in great shape for his upcoming AT record attempt in August. I can’t wait to kill time at work following his GPS tracks. Keep an eye on the Where’s Karl? website, and check out the sweet ride!

Posted on June 19, 2008, in run, training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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