Ryan Morris

2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 11, 2016, 11 a.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    This was my first half marathon - I did not train at all for it, I think I did a 2-miler once in the preceding 2 months before the race. I think of myself as more of a sprinter. I knew it was going to be cold up in the canyon before the race started, but it was really, really cold! Beautiful scenery though. I've ridden Big Cottonwood on my motorbike many times but I think running through it really allows for one to take in the scenery. I felt really good up until mile 10, where I started cramping in both thighs and my feet were really feeling the pavement. I walked most of the last 3 miles, but it was a really great feeling crossing that finish line.

  3. Did you PR?

    I did PR! Since this was my first half marathon, I guess I had to. Haha.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    The course was absolutely beautiful. Mostly downhill with some flat sections, especially out of the canyon and onto the road. Downhill training is a must for this course. For my first half marathon, I think this course was perfect.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    Zero training. My advice would be to train.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    Dress warm before the race starts. I was freezing. Other than that, make sure you have gone to the bathroom because the lines can get long.

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

    I live in the area so I just showed up and did the race. After the race they have a lot of fun stuff to see and check out.


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