Hiromi Hara

2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 13, 2015, 7:37 a.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    3/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    Enjoyed view from Stars in the sky , Rocks, Canyon, Water falls.
    I started with PL. But right after started, it was hard to follow them because it was too fast to start.
    My body wasn't warmed up yet since waiting for long as cold.
    I was very appreciated the extra blanket was given at waiting area. But I'm usually slow starter for 1 st 3 miles until my body/legal are warmed up. It was too fast begin with. I could finish 1 minuets later than the pace at the end without PL though.

  3. Did you PR?

    It wasn't my PR but I'm qualified for Boston.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    It was hard & steep more than I expected.
    From 19 to 24 miles were hardest.
    Legs were dead already at that time and couldn't see the turning point.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    I did hill training as 5 x 1 mile downhill once a week on Sunday.
    LSD 20. 22 miles in July & August
    Every Saturday, tempo & build up training.
    Every Tsusday, interval training @ gym
    Weight training

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    Prepare for warm clothes @ starting area.
    Need super downhill training.
    Check well the access from airport to expo, expo to hotel before coming.

  7. What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?

    Thank you for all volunteers, they were so nice, friendly. Water station were located just right.
    Blancket & gloves given, these are not happened other races. It so much helped even though I was prepared for those. At the finishing line, cold towels were heaven. Chairs were also big help to heal down muscles. I left the finishing area soon after I finished to hotel. I'm coming from Los Angeles, CA


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