2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Describe your race day.
It was so much fun. I met a lot of people on the course.
Did you PR?
I PR'd by 22 minutes.
How would you describe the course?
The scenery was beautiful. The grade was nothing I could have trained for at home. The last 10k is a heartbreaker. The hardest last 6 miles I have ever done after such a beautiful 20.
Tell us about your training.
I live in Dallas and we did hill repeats but nothing is as steep as this race. Lots of squats and core work. I did track work for a 3:40 target and felt that if I hadn't I would not have gotten the 3:50. I tell people to build their legs up and work on their downhill running form.
What advice would you give future runners?
Come in the day before. Dress for all seasons.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
We traveled from Dallas so we went to Park City Running, met people running Wasatch 100, and just enjoyed the scenery. We really want to save sight seeing for Sun. We are all very sore and more tired than we expected so the sites might be limited.