2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 10:33 p.m.
Describe your race day.
The best part was the downhill scenic run through forests between miles 13 and 18.
Did you PR?
You bet I did. The first marathon is always a PR. I did not qualify for Boston. I was really slow because I cramped up all over both of my legs and had to walk/jog the last 4 miles.
How would you describe the course?
It was nice, except for the out and back. That was dirty and would have been okay at the beginning of the race (ie Brighton loop) but not at the end.
Tell us about your training.
I started the training well, but then got discourgaed by long runs. I advise running more than 6 miles in the 2 weeks before race day. Also run long runs every saturday so that 10 is not the longest you have run before race day.
What advice would you give future runners?
Bundle up because you're going to be freezing waiting at the start line. Also talk to people on the route. Talk to pacers, they're fun.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Before, I just froze and stood in line for the porter potties. After, I couldn't walk but I did enjoy a cool towel, water, and pizza.