2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 15, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Describe your race day.
overall positive experience except for 2 disappointments....the pace group started out too fast and stayed too fast for the first half of the marathon. When the 3:40 pacer is just 30 seconds behind the 3:35 pacer, you know someone is going too fast! The second disappointment was getting turned away at the beer tent because I didn't run with my photo ID!
Did you PR?
No...I should have stuck to my pace band plan instead of following the pacers....
How would you describe the course?
Beautiful and fast!
Tell us about your training.
Training in S. Louisiana meant very limited hill work...had to rely on parking towers, treadmill on decline, and a few hills. Overall, I was ready. I just went out too fast.
What advice would you give future runners?
Stick to your plan and do not follow the pacers...they were way off the goal pace! Also, carry your photo ID during the run - evidently Revel does not like runners to enjoy a beer after the run!