Shannon & Pam, after months of training, officially became ultrarunners with finishing Way Too Cool 2010 (3/13/10). They continue to run the long distances as they continue to challenge themselves physically & mentally. This is where they post those triumphs and also their tribulations.

November 15, 2009

11-15-09 Shannon

So today was an adventure. We ended up going 13 miles instead of the 10 we had planned, tackled K2, got lost (but not completely), and Pam and I ran out of water. But, we did have fun!!

Climbing K2 was a bit overwhelming and I wasn't mentally prepared and apparently not physically prepared either. As I'm climbing, hunched over, Diane hollows up to tell me to stand up straight, so I did. Ooops, backed didn't like that move, and I suffered with back pain the rest of our 9 miles. But I did it, although, very slowly, but I did it.

Left knee started complaining around 8 miles, but really started screaming at me during the 10th mile, which slowed me down even more, especially on the down hills where I normally make up for my pokieness on the up hills. But I did it!

3 hours, 42 minutes, and 36 seconds and 13 miles later I made it back to the parking lot where my awesome running buddy Pam and awesome coach Diane were waiting for me, cheering me on.

We then went to a fabulouse restaurant in Auburn called South Pine Cafe where they serve tofu scramble. I was in heaven! Yum!

So tomorrow I'm back to work and I'm making a call to Dr. Steve for my back.

All in all, day 6 in our training went pretty darn well. Thanks Diane, you rock!

1 comment:

  1. hey shannon, you did so good today. Being on your feet all day yesterday, then doing this run, you are a stud, girl! I tanked shortly after getting home. I was more exhausted than I have ever been after a run and was pretty worthless the rest of the day. Bella did get to go to the dog park and we are both now parked on the couch until I can muster up the energy to head to bed :) Get some sleep!