2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 1:40 p.m.
Describe your race day.
A-mazing!! I had done the half marathon before. Full marathon was even better. I've been running marathons for 14 years and this is, by far, my favorite. So well organized. Such a beautiful course. And so fast!
Did you PR?
Yes! 3:28. My previous best was 3:46.
How would you describe the course?
I love downhill courses. If you can figure out a way to cut out any uphill, I would like it even more.
Tell us about your training.
Training for downhill is hard. I usually run UP Farmington canyon, to run back DOWN. The uphill is good training, but sort of changes muscle structure - and consumes most of the time. I haven't figured out a way to do all downhill training yet. Let me know if you have ideas!
What advice would you give future runners?
Good weather early, but I can imagine it could be reallllly cold this time of year, especially with rain. So I would say dress super warm in the morning. Train downhill, to get the callouses instead of blistering out. Go all out on the downhills to get ahead for the flats and uphills.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Drove in from Farmington this morning. Took about 40 min to drive. Buses were well organized. You guys do a really good job. Give yourself a pat on the back! Also - thanks for the blanket, gloves, head band, all the extras in the swag bag. Makes the marathon really great.