2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 9:47 p.m.
Describe your race day.
This was my second ever half marathon and my first race back since having a baby in April. The canyon was beautiful. I'm so excited to see my photos and feel so empowered by what I have accomplished.
Did you PR?
No but I was only 8 minutes behind my or which j ran when I had trained for 4 months vs this time training only 2 months after giving birth.
How would you describe the course?
The canyon views were spectacular. I loved being able to hear the water flowing next to the road and seeing the waterfalls. Once we got out of the canyon I was less impressed. There was a lot of exhaust from passing vehicles and it was so difficult being able to see the finish from so far away.
Tell us about your training.
I've been running with my 5 month old daughter in a stroller and had been doing about 20-25 miles a week. The furthest I'd run in my training leading up the the race was 6 miles.
What advice would you give future runners?
Definitely do more downhill training. Throughout the race I could tell my calves and glutes were going to pay for the lack of downhill training is done. The start was cold. Bring more layers and maybe even. Throw away long sleeve.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Im local. I stayed for some of the festivities after. Got the free massage and would have done the compression boots but the line was too long.