Justin Stephens

2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 11, 2016, 8:46 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    Talking with an old friend around mile 4, wife BQ'd with a 3:27, I PR'd with a 3:09

  3. Did you PR?

    Yes! Beat my PR by 21 minutes! Missed qualifying for Boston by almost 5 minutes sadly.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    Fast. Scenic. Pain was worth it. Elevation drop was crazy, sure made you aware when you were inclining later in the race. Turnaround point was kind of brutal.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    Hal Higdon Advanced program was insane. Having the three 20 mile runs and introducing speed work definitely helped for this full marathon!

    If I could change my training, I would have been more religious on staying on top of pace runs and incorporating more hills into my weekly mileage.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    Hardest part is stepping out the door for training. Carbs are your friends. If you hate pasta, make it your friend. Say no to GU gels. Altra footwear will solve all your problems.

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

    Had a victory Starbucks after. Starbucks coffee is horrible, but it was the best post race coffee I've ever had.

    But, thank you volunteers. This couldn't have happened without you. Thank you so much for fueling us to achieve our goals!


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