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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 …

Not Feeling the Training

I have been really struggling with sticking with a training plan for longer then a month or so. I really wanted to train for a 100 miler, but the training plan that lasts a year is really overwhelming me. Plus the high mileage isn't smart for me basically from zero mileage it feels like.


So, I dropped down to the 50 miler plan with an ok amount of weekly mileage, but life comes up and that went out of the window. I'm including the fact that the weather has been pretty crappy (Constant snow over ice and negative temps) and I've been without a car since September - I can't find one that is reasonable enough for me to buy and will do better in the snow then my Toyota truck with almost 500,000 miles on it. So, I'm picky and the snow and negative temps is making everyone a little cabin feverish.

I also have not worked out in a week because I had a bug and didn't leave my bed for a few days with some self-imposed quarantine. Of course the best part of being sick is that I did lose 6 pounds which hasn't come back yet, so, there's that.

And here is it, the start of a new week. I am checking my blogs and social medias and I see everyone training for marathons this past week. Oh. Race to Robie Creek is 13 weeks away? Yelp. I better drop that ultra plan and focus on a 12 week half marathon plan.

Coach Jenny's Half Beginner Plan
Well, here goes nothing. Again.

What are you training for right now? Which training plan do you prefer?

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