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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 …

It's All Coming Back To Me Now

This last week has to have been one of the best weeks of running that I have completed in a LONG time.

From my Daily Mile
 I have been sorta faithful with running at least 3 miles a few days a week for the last month.

I really struggled the first 2 weeks. I think I was really in recovery from lack of sleep for a month and being plain ol' exhausted.

Running one mile was hard 3-4 weeks ago. I had to walk a bit each mile. Frankly, I felt a bit embarrassed.

Running out in the 90 degree desert heat and having no warmer temps above 60 degrees since last year I don't think really was a helpful factor.

The last 2 weeks, the weather has been cooler by 20 degrees (70's instead of 90's)- but I think my leggies have FINALLY remembered what they are supposed to be doing. I have been trying to be patent with myself. Although I am getting bored with running around the red lava rock dirt track.

I don't feel the speed in my leggies yet but I can now run more then 5 miles without taking a walk break - yay! I know speed will happen in due time, but I didn't want to push myself the last few weeks before my body was really ready to respond to it. I feel a bit more ready now.

Taking a photo opp at Centennial Park in Twin Falls, ID - Shirt by SUNDRiED
It is nice that it's all coming back. Slowly but it's happening!

How do you not get bored with your running routes? Any music or podcasts I need to listen to? If I'm not on the dirt track it's country roads with no sidewalks.


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