2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 7:33 p.m.
Describe your race day.
The first 18 miles are the most beautiful course I've ever seen! I loved it! And I rsn with great friends.
Did you PR?
No--but I live at sea level and the closest thing to a hill I have to run on is s highway overpass! So I couldn't do much downhill training.
How would you describe the course?
The first 18 miles were amazing! The very steep downhill at the start was terrifying but kind of fun. Miles 18-22 were pretty awful--blazing sun, ugly industrial area.
Tell us about your training.
If I could train downhill, I would, but where I live it's not readily doable. I'd have to drive a couple hours for hills that would approximate this course.
What advice would you give future runners?
Do this race! Carry water. Aid stations are reasonably spaced, but in the very dry climate, i and my running partners found ourselves with dry mouths and throats between stations from time to time. Bring warm clothes you don't mind not seeing again to wear at the start.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Went to Park City, toured Temple Square and Beehive House; also going to ride a tram at a ski area before we leave.