2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 13, 2015, 9:25 a.m.
Describe your race day.
This was one of the most supported races I have ever done! I loved that you gave us mylar blankets and gloves for our wait before the race, and that we had an entire lane closed off for our whole run down the canyon, and there were police absolutely everywhere! I felt safe and protected from traffic all day.
Did you PR?
No, because the last 8 miles were really hot, and hilly :(
How would you describe the course?
I loved the run down the canyon very much. I did stop to take several pictures :) I hated the course after the canyon, it was ugly, running along a highway, too hilly for that far into a marathon, and hot with no shade :( Would have liked to have stayed longer in the canyon, couldn't we have started farther in? Not sure if we were already at the top?
Tell us about your training.
I guess I thought of it as a downhill race, so I didn't train with uphill, which I should have. The race advice was all about running down :(
What advice would you give future runners?
I loved staying at the Homewood Suites, they were very friendly and helpful, and so close to the start/finish. Make sure you have sweats for the hour plus wait at the top.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
I came from Colorado, the race was my "fun thing" :)