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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 …

Countdown to Marathon

I may or may not have told you about a marathon I am doing in a few weeks. Like September 29th - 9 weeks away!

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I did the half last year. I really, really wanted to do the full marathon but decided that 2 half marathons in a weekend were going to be challenge enough. (I did a half marathon the day before this one) This race helped cement my desire to put myself to the ultramarathon test.

I don't think I can pose and look cool at any race.

Since I got my running mojo back, I gathered up a free Runners World Smart Coach plan and really hope to not die during this race. I know that 9 weeks isn't a long time to really prepare for a race after such a long time off... but that is why I am giving 12min/mi a shot. I am using the plan below as a rough draft plan. There is a good chance I won't be doing speedwork or tempos, but that's just me being lazy.

The mileage plan.
The Marathon distance scares me. Maybe because it's a bordering running line between fun and serious training/running. I run all distances for fun, but a marathon for fun? That is SO scary to me.

Fave pic, like, ever!
So, I am going to attempt a fun marathon with 9 weeks of training. I had fun at the half last year. I mean, there was WINE on the course. How could I NOT have fun combining 2 of my favorite things again this year?

Running & Drinking - YES!
If there could be wine at all water stops...

You can register here

If you would like to register and run with me this year, use the code RUNINBOISE for a discount of $5 off the 5k, 10k, half and full marathon distances. There is also a kids fun run too!

What are you doing Sept. 29th? Will you run/drink wine with me? 


  1. If there were wine at all water stops I would never finish! LOL. Sounds like a fun race, good luck!

    1. I don't think I would ever finish with wine at all the water stops but it would be fun for a bit! :-)

  2. Sounds like fun! All the best with your abbreviated training!

    1. I know it's only week 1 or so of this training plan, it seems to be going good!


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