2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 14, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Describe your race day.
nice arriving to the bus departure, good parking área, nice buses, nice drivers, arriving to the start point nice view of the mountain and a heaven full of stars (maybe a Little crowd and need some extra rest rooms), very very very fast course until mile 18, but then: up and down hills (from 19 to 23 mile); cramps on the legs, tirs and frustration, last 3 miles, again going down, and as a prize: a Boston Qualifier, a lot of pain but a big smile...
Did you PR?
I didnt PR but I happily had a BQ!!!!!!!!! for 37 seconds !!!!!!!!!!!
How would you describe the course?
as I told before:
1 / 18 fast fast fast fast fast course
19 / 23 hell and back, sun! up and down hills, cramps...
24 / 26.2 down hill again, so helpful...
sorry, I didnt enjoy the scenery, I was so concentrate on the watch...
Tell us about your training.
I failed 3 months ago on the mount charleston maratón, so I improve my training:
more up and down hill training, more legs workouts on the gym, better selection on my final miles play list and checking the course in my car the day before with an altimeter not to be surprised again...
What advice would you give future runners?
easy to arrive to Salt Lake City, nice hotels, good restaurants to carbo load...
strategy on the race: try to win any second you could before 18 mile (you will need it in the final miles)...
weather: cold on the beginning (not so cold) and to hot the last 8 miles (real hot and sunny), cap and black lenses needed...
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
I enjoyed very much to drive the race course the day before the race, checking which part of the race was up or down hill etc.
after the race; to stay on the finish line and enjoy my race mates crossing the finish line meanwhile the nice gay with the microphone tells al the public who were crossing the line...
I fly from Mexico city to Salt Lake city and I celebrate my BQ on saturday night on Vegas!!!!!!!