2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2017, 5:36 a.m.
Describe your race day.
This was my first time doing this race and I loved it! From bib pick up to the day of the race. It was a perfect experience. The race route was breathtaking! I would tell anyone to do this race! The view was like nothing I've seen before.
Did you PR?
Unfortunately, I did not PR. I thought I would because of the terrain, but I didn't train for downhill runs. I'll do better next time.
How would you describe the course?
The course was perfect! The volunteers were phenomenal! I actually liked the fact that there were no spectators while on the mountain and just the runners. Again, I couldn't ask for a more beautiful view for running!
Tell us about your training.
I should have practiced downhill training more and done more strength training exercises! I will work on that next time. By mile 9 my legs gave out on me and all I could do was walk. :o (
What advice would you give future runners?
Stay close to the finish line! That made my experience better. Prepare to dress for a cold start but a hot finish! LOL Layer up! Revel did a great job by providing the warming blanket.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
We got into SLC two days before the race. So we did a lot of sight seeing of downtown. I traveled from MD to do the race and this was a great opportunity to travel to Utah AND run! It was my "runcation"! And I would do this race and the Revel series again! Well organized! Revel ROCKS!!!!