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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 …

Week In Review - Week 12 - 50K Training

Week 12. I am over half done with my training. Only a few more weeks to go!

All of my 50K training recap links below.
50K Training Plan
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11

Monday - Rest

Tuesday -4 scheduled, 4 completed I trotted this out on the treddy at home and cried. I was watching the movie Flight and the plane crash scene at the beginning really freaked my shiz out. So, here I am trotting on the treddy, breaking down crying, alone at home. My legs felt good. Like, real good after coming from such a high mileage week. And I even kicked up the pace at the end.

Wednesday - 8 scheduled, 0 completed I really didn't want to do this, and I wanted to job hunt a little more. I think that since this is a cutback week, it is ok for extra rest days? Well, that is my excuse.

Thursday - 4 scheduled, 0 completed I spent an hour filling out an online job app. They take so freakin long. Decided to make today a rest day. Well, and it was V-day. I did get something from the BF. He even brought me a chocolate covered strawberry! I think I may have done like, 2 loads of laundry, so I felt like I accomplished something. :-)

I was given the opportunity to try these CORE Defender meal bars today. A review is coming, but FYI-I really did like them. I have tried 2 out of the 3 flavors I was given and liked the Raw Raisin Almond (I had it on Friday for dinner) the best.
From my Instagram
Friday - Rest.
Saturday - 10 scheduled, 10 completed I was looking forward to this run. It was the nicest day outside in however long. I trotted to a new playlist that I made up this week. All DJ BL3ND for the whole session. It flowed from one song to another and the beat is pretty constant. Totally recommend this.

My playlist
I also noticed this week that my weight is down. Its been constant so it isn't water weight or anything like that but I am down 5 pounds this month and 20 since New Years Day 2012. I don't know if these high mileage weeks are good for me or work stress is good for me, but I am not complaining. I am just gonna try to keep doing what I am doing. If I can get down another 10 pounds and a pant size, I will be at my high school size. Anyways, I wanted to celebrate my weight loss with pizza and a pitcher of beer. ;-) Today was the best day in such a long time!
From Saturday's post
Sunday - 6 scheduled, 6 completed  This was not like Saturday. It was windy and instead of an out and back loop like I prefer, I kinda just ran around the greenbelt, going over the bridges, back and forth.

What I really wanted to do was run some hills. I had some personal thoughts in my head I needed to psychically put out into the universe, so I just did that on this run. No water or ipod with me. I did take my phone. It was windy and that was so morally draining. It really felt like speedwork! I wasn't really cold because I thought I dressed well, but that wind can really suck the soul out of you.

Post slog
How was your week this week? Did you get in to Robie this year? I did! It is the week before my 50K but I am sure I will survive!


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