2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 11, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Describe your race day.
I have never done this race before. I have done other halves. I loved it and thought it really was a perfect half marathon. Everything was so well organized, volunteers were so happy and cheerful. I do mean all of them from the packet pick up (asking if it was my first race, be sure to kill it, etc.) volunteers at water stations, and after party. The course was just gorgeous and I like how once you get out of the canyon there are only 3.1 miles. left. I loved how the last 3 miles were just a straight road to the finish line!!!! Totally doable. Picking up my drop off bag was such a cinch and quick. There were a couple races that part took forever. Yesterday I had my bag in less than 30 seconds. I really was impressed with it all. Thank you so much!
Did you PR?
Yes! By 7 minutes! my other PR was with the Salt Lake Half at 2:21
How would you describe the course?
Gorgeous! Absolutely no complaints. I think it will become one of my favorites. Leaves were just starting to change. In the shade for 95% of the race. Could hear the water of the canyon......
Tell us about your training.
Training went well. Just increased long runs each week by one mie stopping at 10 miles two weeks before race and then just leaving that last week to do small 5 to 6 mile runs. I trained both up and down hills