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.

March 4, 2010

Countdown....10 days to go

This Saturday was our last long run (24 miles), and it was HARD. Sunday I hiked 8 1/2 miles at Stevens Trail in Colfax. This trail is so beautiful, tons of waterfalls and a pretty good climb coming out of the canyon. At one point we hit a crossing that was pretty impassible but we took our chances and got across. 

 After this weekend,  I felt the need to take 2 rest days. One of those days I had a much needed massage...aaaahh. I really need to do that more often :)  I had 4 miles of hill repeats scheduled for Wednesday and since it was STILL RAINING, I had to run on the dreadmill. I got going, and surprisingly had a fantastic run...on the dreadmill of all things! I listened to Cardiocoach version 7. These audio workouts are the best. Did 4 3-minute hill repeats, then 10 1-minute hill repeats with 10 1-minute sprints in between the 10 repeats. Kicked my butt! Followed up with alot of core and hip work and stretching. Tomorrow I am off and will run 10 miles with Shannon to celebrate her birthday!!


  1. You rock. I could not would not do that dreadmill . . . says my inner Dr. Seuss. :-)

  2. Way to go Pam on hamster wheel. ONe day I hope to be as good as you!