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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 …

Freeze Your Thorns Off 5k

For my Friday night after work workout was a ghetto renew dreadmill run. Actually, it wasn't so dreadful as this slog was a 5K and I wanted to be better then my previous 5K attempts of 35 minutes. The Boring Runner has a Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K going on today and I took part in it.

Ghetto Renew had the building surprisingly cool and I didn't sweat as much as I normally do. Maybe because it was 25 degrees outside. Maybe it is because someone figured out how to change the thermostat. I don't know, but it sure was nice!

The pic above is post-run. My hair looks surprisingly good for slogging it out on the treadmill for a half hour. We will just blame it on the bad lighting in the building...

Hooray for me. 3.11 in 33:49. That is like a PR for me. Didn't stop for water, like most 5K's. Did the 1st mile at .5 incline and 4.9 speed. The 2nd mile, I wanted to really push myself and get done and went 5.0 and moved my incline at -3.0. I inched up the speed at 1.25mile to 6.0 and finished the 3rd mile alternating from 7.0 back down to 5.5, with the incline mostly at -3.0 but did do some of it at +0.5.

Foam rolled the ITs and stretched the calves and quads. Home and now sleepytime.

That will probability be all of my running for Friday/Saturday. The BF has his kids this weekend, and I think a few G&T's will be calling my name... I also got 4 movies to watch...

Did you workout today? Any exciting weekend plans?

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