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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 …

Stuck In A Route Rut

I have been getting hella bored running around the school track that is across the street from my house.

And the sidewalks in this small town are very limited. Limited to what roads they are on and limited in size and accessability.

If I am not on the limited sidewalk, I am on a country farm road where the speed limit is 50MPH! In town it's just 25 - and EVERYONE obeys it.

No sidewalks out here
I am just in a running route rut. I am SO bored with my running locations. And this whole town is runnable in a day. I don't want to drive to 10 miles to the town for some short trails in the canyon. I feel driving counteracts the whole running thing and I don't think I quite am ready to run there and back. I guess I have just gotten spoiled with having the Boise Greenbelt out my door for so long! I never got bored with the greenbelt!

Do you have any advice for getting excited about the same route over and over again? Should I get creative and have fun with my speedwork? I do think Parkour is out of the question because, well, it's just farmland. Not many obstacles to jump or flip over excluding fences (I'm sure everyone owns a gun out here to protect against trespassers ect) and cows.


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