John Tomal

2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    My mom and I woke up at our hotel at 4am, drove to the buses, hopped on the bus, warmed up and stretched before the race, had an amazing run, enjoyed the expo, went back to the hotel, ate lunch, drove back to the airport, and flew back to my home in San Diego, and my mom flew back home, which is Chicago.

  3. Did you PR?

    Yes I did, and it was my first half in three months, as I was recovering from a shin splint. I set my PR by two two minutes.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    Very scenic, fast downhill race

  5. Tell us about your training.

    My training consisted of two runs a week, two bootcamp classes, and weight lifting twice a week.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    Train before you run, and make sure you run at least a ten mile run, dress for the weather, but not anything too warm, as you'll get warm quickly. Don't eat anything too heavy the night before or the morning of.

  7. What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?

    Flew in the day before from San Diego, went to the expo, and went to the Porcupine Restaurant for dinner


  1. John Tomal
    Sept. 10, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

    Awesome event!!

  2. Randy Caldwell
    Sept. 10, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

    This was my first half. I set a life goal to complete a half before I turn 40. Great experience and I am looking forward to next year!

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