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.

April 11, 2010

Weekend Wrap-up

This weekend was the AR 50 Miler. Folsom Trail Runners sponsored the aid station at Negro Bar. Lots of volunteers made for an awesome aid station.

We had a blast! Shannon and I were in our superhero costumes, SuperTurtles. She made awesome visors and capes for us to wear.

We got to cheer in many of our FTR members. All of them finished strong, yay! it was especially exciting to see Trailmomma coming into the aid station. She looked great! Shannon provided her with a portioned out payday bar and she was on her way. She ended up finishing in 10 hrs 26 minutes, WOW...we are so proud of you, Pam!!

Watching the runners and manning the aid station started the brain churning.....I want to do this 50 miler next year! I think I've talked Shannon into it...:)

Sunday was a scheduled 24 miler. Met the FTRs in the morning and thankfully the rain hadn't started yet. We had a fantastic run from Quarry up Browns Bar and down Dead Truck.

The wildflowers and newts were out in full force today. Diane and Ed were on newt patrol, moving them off the trail ever so delicately to keep them from getting stepped on.


Ed took a liking to one particular newt....

We didn't quite make 24 miles (we left out Ballbearing, hmm I wonder why) but we got 20 miles in and made it nearly all the way until the rain started at around mile 18. Now we have 2 weeks to taper until the next 50k and after that I plan to take it easy, until the training starts again for Tahoe Rim Trail 50K in July!


  1. I haven't agreed to NOTHING! LOL
    Great weekend, lots of fun!

  2. Thank you girls so so much!! Shannon I saw the pics! Funny! Charlie was like "what are you doing!" ha ha

    Those payday bars totally helped. Although now I don't want to see another payday bar! HA

    You both could totally do AR50. Like Coach Nikon told our group, it is actually an "easier" race than Way Too Cool. Even though there is more miles, it's an easier race!

    I wanted to do Tahoe Rim 50K too but didn't quite get the "ok" yet from Charlie . . . now he's looking at other big races for me! HA