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 9, 2010

The Last Dance......

This last weekend was our final training runs before the celebrated WTC. Shannon and I ran 10 miles on Friday (instead of Sat) as I had a ride scheduled on Saturday. Friday we started at Karen's Bakery and ran on the trail to the Aquatics Center. The sun was shining, the trails were perfect, just slight spots of mud (no PTSD episodes this time for me). It was a really fabulous run. My legs didn't feel so great the entire time; not sure why; just achy all over. But it might have been due to the hard hill workout I did on Wednesday. It was a great way to celebrate my buddy's birthday with her :) Shannon ran strong as is going to leave me in the dust at WTC! Sunday we headed out from Cavitt and took the beast, Bella with us. Ran to Twin Rocks for alittle over 8 miles. My legs felt better and I actually got a 2nd wind again...I haven't had one of those in many months.

 I'm a little sad about this training ending. It will always be my 'first' ultra and nothing can usually compare with your firsts in life. It has been a fantastic journey and I've gained such a great friend through this process. Part of me doesn't want it to end (the head part), the body is screaming, "lets just lie on the couch, you don't need to run!"   I know the day of the race will be filled with excitement, some anxiety, many bathroom stops, but we'll be there together and with all those who followed us through this journey. It's going to be a great day :)


  1. hey if you don't want it to end there is always your first 50 miler to train for right?!

    Enjoy the anticipation this week, all the hard work is about to pay off :)

  2. Why let it end!? Join me at AR50!!! HAHA Kidding. I am now thinking "WTF am I doing!?" But I agree with you entirely. This has been a long wonderful road and I am sad to see it end.

    You'll do great on Saturday! Shannon too!

  3. I do have TRT 50k in July, and Shannon has agreed to continue training with me (she's got a 50k in May) so it's not really the end...but hopefully the beginning of a beautiful relationship with ultrarunning :)

    ahhhh, 50 guys are nuts...but I said that about a 50k a year ago...:)

  4. Best of luck to you both at WTC!! I've enjoyed reading your adventures in training and can't wait for the race report!!