2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Describe your race day.
This was my very first marathon. The race was amazing. Everything ran so smoothly, and the space blankets in the swag bag were so great at the start! The course was beautiful down the canyon, but that out and back is as brutal as I'd heard it would be. It was awesome to cross the finish line and meet my goal of a BQ!!
Did you PR?
It was me first marathon, so yes! I also got BQ, which I barely dared to hope for. The canyon is fast!!
How would you describe the course?
Beautiful down the canyon, and fun to float down the mountain. My downhill muscles were tired by mile 18 though. Painful the last 8 miles!
Tell us about your training.
I ran the canyon multiplie time in training, which I would recommend if you live nearby. Longest run was 22 miles. Downhill training is helpful, but I'm still sore already!
What advice would you give future runners?
Run this race! Dress warm for the start, and keep your gloves on fire the first few miles. The canyon was COLD even 8 miles down.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
I live in locally. I pretty much ate lunch, went home and took a nap!