2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Describe your race day.
The day was amazing. The views were unbelievable. I saw a moose part way down the hill, what an experience.
Did you PR?
This was my first marathon. My goal was to take it in, have fun and finish
How would you describe the course?
Quite steep in some parts, but manageable. The loop was a killer. Wedidn't care for that at all. The mountains and views were amazing
Tell us about your training.
I spent a lot of time training throughout the summer. We are from upstate New York, so we had access to steep Down hills which definitely helped with this course. Doing leg lifts on the weight machine helped our quads and calves.
What advice would you give future runners?
Hills, down and up ( darn that loop), weight training.
Take time to "revel" in the moment and take in the scenery during the race.
It was hotter than I anticipated, but fortunately cloud cover helped on race day to keep temps down.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
We didn't explore much, this trip was really about doing our first marathon. We flew in from upstate New York.