2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 14, 2015, 10:20 a.m.
Describe your race day.
2 hours on a gorgeous, downhill course...nothing but music in my ears and amazing scenery, love this event!
Really enjoy starting in the dark & cooler temps then feeling it warm up on the way down...stars and moon were spectacular prior to start @ Tanner.
Did you PR?
I believe this was a PR for me, I know it was more than 10-minutes ahead of my SLC half back in April.
But I don't do these so much for time as for the event and the course...both here are top notch IMHO.
How would you describe the course?
Gentle downhill with some level areas...surrounded by granite cliffs & trees beginning to change to fall colors, all back lit by rising sun.
After driving this canyon for years to ski, bike, hike, etc...it's so cool to have it basically all to yourself. And hundreds of your closest friends!
Tell us about your training.
Ashamed to say not much. More of a jogger than a "runner", I usually only have time for 1 morning a week, Sat or Sun, usually about 6 miles. Then 2 or 3 times on machines @ gym.
What advice would you give future runners?
Pace yourself, esp the first 2-3 miles...and depending how you handle the cold, layers.
It's pretty chilly to start (upper 40's low 50's ?) but it warms up fast. If you can go light to start you'll be glad by mile 4-5.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
All the way from Murray, Utah! (We live like 3-miles from the finish line)