2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon
Published: Sept. 9, 2017, 11:53 p.m.
Describe your race day.
The bus meeting point was good, parking was sufficient. Not enough space at the starting area. Potty lines were standing on top of people. Start was good, race was good. Multiple photographers was awesome, I'm excited to see my pics. The out and back section was ugly. Exposed, no shade, smelly by industrial businesses. The finish was good. Excellent management of gear bags. I liked have stubs to shorten the lines at vendor booths. It was helpful to have food there, although i missed having chocolate milk for recovery. The parking lots were extremely hard to exit from. It took me 30 mins to get out of the parking lot. The finish line festivities closed of the other exits from the lot i was in.
Did you PR?
Yes, i PRd. My previous was 4:25, today i got 3:56. I'm not at a Boston level, and that's ok. I'm very happy with my Performance today.
How would you describe the course?
Scenery was beautiful, and the elevation didn't pose any problems. The grade was really tough. While it makes it fast, i feel like i passed more injuries in this race than in other races.
Tell us about your training.
I ran the Deseret News Marathon on July 24th. I then was training in general for one more full this year, but didn't pick this one until last monday. Had i selected it sooner i definitely would have trained on more hills. My plan involved 5 running days a week, with long runs on alternating weekends. 10-12 then 18-26 miles every other week. The mileage seemed to be enough, but i needed more hills!
What advice would you give future runners?
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
I'm a local. Went to cafe rio for lunch that afternoon.