2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 14, 2015, 10:57 a.m.
Describe your race day.
This is race is the BEST! Race day began with jitters and excitement! It was so fun seeing everyone getting ready to run! This was my first marathon ever and I was so impressed with how prepared the staff and crew were for the race. The gloves and blanket given in our packages were needed as I was waiting to run! The canyon and the scenery were absolutely beautiful and refreshing as I was running :) I LOVED this race and I felt like a million bucks crossing the finishing line! The after party/events was fun and my family enjoyed cheering on me and everyone else there! THANK YOU REVEL!
Did you PR?
Because this was my very first race, I didn't really have a goal time set. But in the end I wanted to finish the race in 2 hours and 30 mins. I completed my time in 2 hrs and 14 mins, which is an awesome time for me! I was actually surprised by me time and couldn't be any happier!
How would you describe the course?
The course was so clean and smooth! I loved the mountains and trees and how refreshing it smelled as I ran! The elevation wasn't too bad for me either.
Tell us about your training.
Training was good for me! I did a 12 week training course and was given advice from a few family and friends who are runners about training. Mentally and emotionally I was in good shape and physically I felt great. Next time I would definitely incorporate more strength training to help my muscles more in the end:)
What advice would you give future runners?
Anyone can do this race! I have learned to stay hydrated, have really good running shoes, and train the best you can:) THANK YOU REVEL for an awesome experience!
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
The night before the race my husband took me out for a lovely dinner! After the race my family enjoyed the rest of the events going on at the end and went out to celebrate afterwards! This was a big accomplishment for me! Bucket list checked :)