2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Describe your race day.
It was a easy start with no crowding. My friend and I ran intervals and was able to pick up two additional people. We were able to help them get down the canyon and finish the race. It was nice have the people cheer my friend and I across the finish line since we were one of the last two runners across. Unfortunately we were unable to enjoy the finish line festivities since everything was already packed up and gone. We were a little disappointed with the finish line festivities.
Did you PR?
I did PR by 5 min which was really nice to see happen. I did not qualify for Boston but that wasn't my goal. I just wanted to finish the race, which I did!
How would you describe the course?
The course was beautiful, just running by the quarry was daunting, but being able to look out and see downtown Salt Lake was pretty.
Tell us about your training.
I trained for 20 weeks with my long runs on Saturday morning. The longest run I ran was 20 miles which I ran down the canyon. I would highly recommend other runners run down the canyon for at least 3-4 of there long runs so they can experience the downhill.
What advice would you give future runners?
Make sure you do a few downhill runs before the race so you know what to expect.