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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Running In The Dark

Got my car fixed today! Yay! Told a certain someone to come fix what he started working on otherwise I was going to kick him in the ovaries. And he did come over to finish my car. It took him about 5 hours and me with lots of anxiety and without a car for 2 over 2 days, but it is great now. Everything worked out great.

I was able to get to the greenbelt for an at dusk to dark slog. I thought, "hey, I can fit in 6 miles before it gets dark." Yea, I couldn't.
I did get 4.5 miles in. I don't know how long it took. Over an hour. Didn't check my Garmin yet. 11-13minute miles. I was having back spasms while slogging.

I do know that I have done well and cut back from 2 Starbucks a day, now down to maybe one a week. Today was my one a week. Recovery Non-Fat Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yay for Autumn!
Thanks Team Luna Chix for the hat and LUNA goodies. I am very appreciative. :-)

Hopefully my back will be better tomorrow. My scheduled run is 16 miles tomorrow. My goal is actually do 20miles - even if I have to walk half of it.


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