Whitney Barlow

2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    It was a great race! Everything was well organized and running down the canyon was beautiful. It was so fun to run it with my sister and best friend after months of training and running together.

  3. Did you PR?

    I ran my first half marathon two weeks ago, and was able to PR that time today. By 1:10. Not a huge difference, but I'll take what I can get.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    Such a beautiful run, and the leaves were just starting to change colors. It was freezing up at the top, but felt well prepared with what I wore. It was just the right amount of downhill. Didn't feel like I was pounding the road, but was able to keep moving easily.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    I started training back in May. I'd do 3 3-5 mile runs during the week, then do my long runs on Saturdays. I did build and decrease pattern with my long runs. I also did a downhill run every other week to prepare for the 13 miles of downhill. I don't think I would have started training as early. I was a little burned out by the end, but I definitely felt prepared.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    I discovered toe caps for this race after getting blood blisters from my previous one. They saved me and I would suggest them for any downhill runs.

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

    Took advantage of the taping booth at the packet pick up. That was super nice to have. After the race I visited all the food booths and enjoyed the food they were providing. The picture backdrops were also a lot of fun.


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