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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 …

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I woke up in the middle of the night with my shoulder knotted up. A charlie horse in my shoulder/neck area. So weird that it did that. I thought charlie horses happened in the feet and legs while sleeping? It is still achy but I didn't sleep as well as I wanted because of that achy muscle.

Post-slog. Pointing to the owchie area.
I had a hard time getting out the door to run this morning afternoon. I woke up and just wanted to go back to sleep. I laid in bed for about a half hour, then decided to do my normal morning routine of checking my facebook and text messages on my phone. Then I hopped online to cyber-stalk catch up on the Friday morning blog posts.

I had put it in my head when I woke up that I wasn't going to run. But reading all of your blogs was the kick in the pants to get my butt moving. Thank you all. Your fooding, race reports and workouts really makes me want to be an active, healthier me.

It took me almost 2 hours to get out the door, but I did. 2 miles about 11:52 each.


 I even took the new Mizunos for a spin. Still not crazy about the color. White shoes always seem funny when I wear all black. Yes, 85 degrees outside and I wore black instead of white. But I did like them on the hard sidewalks around my neighborhood. My feet and legs felt protected from all the pounding, although I had a pretty obvious heel strike.

I was trying to get my shoe in the pic but you can see how awkward I am instead.
 Will I wear them again? Yes. Will they take over my closet? If Mizuno sends me more shoes, yes. I have a plan to do a 10 miler tomorrow and I plan on wearing the shoes.


Also. If you do not spend your post-run with your legs elevated in front of a fan. You are missing out. Unless you have a pool in your backyard. A pool would be awesome.

How do you recover in the summer? What are some of your blogs that motivate you to get moving/get healthy? Any plans to run this weekend?

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  1. Girrrrl tell me about the shoes. Mine are hideous..HIDEOUS!! I hate the color..but they are all the running store had in that style. So I bought them. They will never match anything I wear, but I am ok with that. Haha. Running in the heat makes me want to hurl.

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