2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Describe your race day.
The course is amazing and beautiful! The volunteers are wonderful and friendly. Special shout out to Lane for helping me with my timing. My timing chip malfunctioned, so it didn't register me crossing the finish line. Lane got the whole thing figured out for me!
Did you PR?
Yes! I ran this race last year and came in at 3:09. This year 2:55!!! I broke 3 hours for my half!
How would you describe the course?
Fun, beautiful, downhill
Tell us about your training.
I trained mostly on my treadmill, which has a decline function.
What advice would you give future runners?
Make sure you train for downhill. Even with all the downhill training I did, I am still sore. Also, don't forget the hills flatten out after mile 10, so it gets really difficult for the last 5K, because your body is used to all the steep downhill. Also, don't underestimate how cold it is at the start. Make sure you use the mylar blanket and gloves Revel provides!
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Not much. Just dinner. Spent a lot of time in my hotel room resting up for the big day! I traveled from Wisconsin.