Colin Gill

2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 14, 2015, 2:46 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    4/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    fun atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and surprisingly wasnt too cold up at the top

  3. Did you PR?

    it was my first marathon so i guess so haha

  4. How would you describe the course?

    straight downhill

  5. Tell us about your training.

    followed a 3 months workout plan i found online. combined long run with shorter speed workouts. it was great

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    incorporate weight training to prepare for downhill. mile 1 and mile 13 are terrible. I hate downhill but I held back the entire first 18 miles so that by the time i got to mile 19 i was able to drop my pace 50 seconds per mile and have a really fun time running the last 7. Had I gone out faster, I just would have suffered the whole race instead of been able to enjoy the scenery for the first 19 and then enjoy really pushing myself the last 7

  7. What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?

    went to trader joes


  1. Colin Gill
    Sept. 14, 2015, 2:48 p.m.

    It was a fun event. I don't like the downhill and I don't have any toenails left but other than that it was great. the slight uphill once we got out of the canyon saved me. that was my favorite part of the course even though it was the least scenic haha. However, I did REALLY DISLIKE running back down the main street to get to the finish line. Lots of cars alongside the course which was annoying and then I just was not in the mood for more downhill. haha I had hoped that would be finished when we got out of the canyon.

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