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.

February 7, 2010

Woodside 35k - Muddy, bloody and brutal

Saturday a group of us traveled down to Woodside for the Woodside 35K.

This is a beautiful trail in the redwoods with lots of climbing and incredible views. It rained all day with a few hard downpours. The mud was extensive and deep. It was a tough, tough run for me due to the mud.

I lost a few toenails along the way, but it was well worth it. It was the toughest trail run I've done to date.

Today I was not too sore but pretty tired. Slept in and then headed to Cavitt for a run. Was able to squeak out 6.8 very slow miles. There was some mud on the trail and I had PTSD every time I saw a puddle (Oh no, not more mud!)

Shannon took some pics and I will leave it up to her to post all the gory details of our epic run.


  1. Way cool!!! Your shoes look very much like mine from Saturday! Way to go on the run! I was thinking of all you guys doing Woodside on Saturday . . . muddy fun for all!

  2. Great (but tough!) run and great group to travel with. I had a blast.