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 18, 2009

11-18-09 Day 10 Shannon

So there is definitely something to be said about this accountability thing! Legs are still hurting and I didn't want to go to the gym when I woke up! But I did because I knew I'd have to post today, and I didn't want to talk about another TURD (LOL - my new favorite acronym - Totally Unscheduled Rest Day - thanks trailmomma for that one)!!

I worked my upper body, but as I started I felt really weak, so I definitely must still be fatigued, although not sure why my upper body would be fatigued, but whatever. I did use machines instead of free weights, so that could have been part of it. I managed to get through it with some ab work thrown in there too.

Then I hit the treadmill for 2 miles. It took a mile for my legs to accept what I was doing. I did run at a very slow pace, started at 4.7 then took it up to 5 mph. The 2nd mile went a lot better, now that my legs were warmed up and knew I wasn't going to quit, they stopped whining!

Stairmill was no big deal - interesting - I guess because my legs were all warmed up after the run they didn't mind being on the mill for 10 minutes. Started at a level 5 then took it up to a 6 with 6 minutes left. 10 minutes gave me a climb of .7 miles or 33 flights.

All in all, a good workout. Thanks Pam and Diane for being here to keep me in check!

Tomorrow's schedule is 2 miles on the TM then a 1 hr yoga class. I'm so looking forward to the yoga!!


1 comment:

  1. good job, missy! didn't your legs feel better after working out? I was amazed that my soreness disappeared after running the 2 miler last night. I wish you could run tomorrow night. I am going to attempt it. I hope I don't fall on my face!