2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Describe your race day.
Although I ran with injury, I was able to Boston Qualfy again this year. The race is a well run race, with amazing volunteers, and a great finishing line .
Did you PR?
This was not a PR , due to achilles injury, but my best qualifying time this year , for Boston of 5 marathons.
How would you describe the course?
Everyone says this marathon is easy. I beg to defer. The downhill is tough on your legs and then the out and back , is mental. The year it was 8 miles , was even harder. I think that the beauty of this canyon is spectacular though.
Tell us about your training.
I did train a little down the canyon this year, but trained more on trail and at the Pikes Peak Ultra a bit more. I also ran Run Elevated to get the road downhill.
What advice would you give future runners?
Train a bit in the canyon , and do the out and back from about 8 miles up the canyon. Figure out something for heat and calf cramps . Train in heat .
I wear Hokas and they are great for downhill. Smoky Mountain Pizza in Sandy, has a great salmon and pasta meal.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Trail ran and enjoyed the beauty of our canyons.