2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Describe your race day.
Did you PR?
Yes, 30 minutes! BQ, blew my expectations out of the water. I ran a smart, paced race and felt great at the finish. 3:27 :) this is a must pace course, use smart pacing for the course and run your own race with what you know works for you.
How would you describe the course?
Scenic, fast and downhill. Smart pacing wins the race you want.
Painful recovery but worth it.
Tell us about your training.
Consistent, log the long runs 20-22 milers at a slower than goal pace. Do the speedwork, the hills UP and down. Train slow to race fast :)
What advice would you give future runners?
Smart pacing! Know what works for you and follow it thoughout the race. You will naturally run faster with the downhills, so don't go faster at the beginning because it's downhill and you feel good. Without even trying you will bank minutes the first 15 miles. Bank those minutes and save it for the out and back and finish. Use a pacing band and follow it even if you're off on each mile. Use it as a guideline for each mile.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Trio restaurant Cottonwood and Current restaurant downtown!