2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
Describe your race day.
Beautiful day wonderful scenery. The 3:30 pacer guys were a crack up.
Did you PR?
While yes I did cut 25 minutes or so from previous marathons.
How would you describe the course?
As stated above the scenery was awesome. The grades were manageable a couple of steep spots downhill that hurt as much as the inclines on the out and back
Tell us about your training.
Trained for this starting in July. Heart rate training which I think helped a bunch. Did not train for altitude or long descents but neither were an issue for this race for me. My heart rate was under control raised a bit at mile 3 and spiked on the wastach section.
What advice would you give future runners?
Enjoy this gem. You will go out fast and enjoy the decent don't expend your energy until you need it at mile 20.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Traveled from Sacramento and was pretty sore after the race. Salt Lake City was easy to travel to and around.