2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
Describe your race day.
This is a great race, well organized. Beautiful course. The great helpers along the so helpful and encouraging. The best cop in ever in the last three miles standing there giving everyone high fives and telling them we got this. The 2:10 pacer who encouraged told me there's no walking and that I've got this and made me get through the last few miles.
Did you PR?
I did PR. By almost 12 minutes, I only ran the half so couldn't qualify for Boston.
How would you describe the course?
Love running in the canyon. The finish is in a good place this year.
Tell us about your training.
I would train more consistently. I got injured and missed a few longer runs. But loved being able to do a practice down the actual race course. Did hill training but also a lot of downhill runs.
What advice would you give future runners?
Dress in layers for the start while waiting up the canyon.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
I got to the start just in time for the start of the race. In the finish I had my toddler with me and he loved all the tents for the food, drinks. Loved the handing out of cold towels at the finish and the sports massages. The music and sitting areas were cool also. Maybe sign things up a little better. I couldn't find the timing tent to get my time postcard which I missed. But otherwise really no complaint. The medals are awesome. Maybe go back to the drop bags you had a 2 years ago. Mine broke and I had to find a way to secure my items before the start of the race.
Utah county is where I live, and travelled from.