2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Describe your race day.
The finish line was great with all the different vendors and variety of snacks and drinks. The waiting for the race to start was not that pleasant of an experience. If possible I would suggest heat lamps or a camp fire (since the meeting area was in a campground) or at the very least a hot drink, i.e. coffee, tea, hot chocolate.
Did you PR?
I did set a PR. I beat my previous time by 9 minutes and that was with doing a run/walk throughout the race. Was only doing the half marathon, not qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
How would you describe the course?
The scenery was beautiful, elevation didn't bother me, but I'm a Utah native.
Tell us about your training.
I did primarily downhill training, and because I had access to it, ran parts of the course at least once a week which really helped.
What advice would you give future runners?
Do the drop bag in the morning before the race, it's worth it so you don't spend an hour freezing with nothing to keep you warm. Downhill training will save you for this race.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
From Utah, went and ate breakfast at Kneaders just West of the finish line.