2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 1:21 p.m.
Describe your race day.
Amazing experience. From the shuttles to the staging area, with the start & all of the support on the course this race has been my favorite marathon to date. Bag pick up was easy and efficient, and the volunteers were knowledgeable and most hospitable. Thank you for a great race!
Did you PR?
Yes! Came in in three hours flat and earned a BQ! My previous PR was 3:05:12
How would you describe the course?
Great. Enjoyed the views, the downhill grades and miles 18-23 wasn't as bad as I thought. Thank goodness for mile 24! That downhill stretch was a saving grace and the finishing chute support was awesome!
Tell us about your training.
I didn't start training for this race til about 4 weeks ago. Got in one long run at 6700 ft altitude. The downhill profile helped make up for a lack of thorough training :)
What advice would you give future runners?
Include downhill to uphill segments in your training. I passed a lot of marathoners between miles 19-23, who seemed to let the change in profile affect their race paces.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Nothing yet, I flew in the evening before. Looking forward to trying the local beer tonight! Came from Hesperia CA