Great day! I think this year we started a a better time and it was on time! It was nice that I didn't have to sit around forever. I ran 24 weeks pregnant and I finished.
I did not PR, last year I place third in my age division. But I am pregnant this year and was happy to race at all. :)
Being pregnant I only managed to run 3-4 times a week, gradually increasing my weekly mileage. I ran a little downhill to prepare my body. Usually I'll run 6 days/week with speed workouts and long runs on Saturday.
Train with downhill, have a long run one day each week. Enjoy your training and especially the beautiful course!
I helped volunteer with the bib pick up. I like talking to everyone getting excited about the race.
Fun and fast
Nice a little steep but so much fun for my slow pace
Of gosh it's been all year, one half, two fills and cottonwood. So fun
Train, get your runs done
Met up with my sister and had a great lunch with her and her kiddos for her birthday. Shopped and just had an amazing day
Green River Wyoming
We followed a 12 week plan
Train for downhills
Nice Indian Restaurant and Salt Lake City tour
Great time. I did not see gus or any source of caffeine during the race. That is my only complaint.
Yes. 10 minutes.
I run a lot, but did not do speed training.
Train on downhill.
Great day, great venue and great volunteers. I was on pace for a PR until my calf muscle pulled near mile 20 (ARGH).
Much steeper than anticipated. But it was very beautiful. Incredible course and I can't wait to run it again.
I needed a little steeper downhill training. What I did was not similar enough to the grade of many sections of the course.
Wear calf sleeves and bring something to sit on at the start of the marathon. Not much space available.Also, hit the port-a-potties earlier than normal, the lines were very long at the start of the race.
Nothing. I only traveled from Lehi.
My son running across the finish line with me.
Miserable the last 8 miles.
Running BCC every flipping Sat...
Train all uphill.
Double dragoned in the honey bucket.
I wouldn't run this race again. Or recommend it.
Amazing! This was my first time running the 1/2. Everything was so well planned for and all of your volunteers were awesome! I loved my run through the canyon. Another runner called it spirirual. I agree.
I actually did set a pr. I ran a 1/2 last October in California. It took me 3 hours 35 minutes. Today's race was 2 hours 42 minutes. I'm paying for the downhill now but I'm thrilled about my pr.
It's all downhill. The mountain treess are just starting to change to fall colors. The river running next to the road is soothing. Watching the sun rise.
I've had a busy spring and summer moving to a new home and entertaining my two young boys. My husband and I tag team to get runs in. Sadly I wasn't as prepared as I wanted to be. Perhaps I wouldn't be so sore if I would have trained better.
I traveled from Mona, utah. Although I grew up in cottonwood heights. This race was a bucket list.
Great race, always well-organized. Loved starting the half from the side of the road rather than the campground (like 2016). HATED the .25-mile run east. Trying to get that many runners to do a U-turn in a single lane of traffic was a congested nightmare. Please rethink for next year.
Yes. I came in 45 seconds under my goal of 2:00. Pacers were great.
The course is amazing. The last three miles are torture. I could have used an aid station somewhere after Mile 11.5.
I didn't train for distance this year--instead, I got my nutrition in check. It made ALL the difference,
Bring hand warmers for the cold canyon prior to the race.
I'm local. I took a nice, loooong nap after!
The race is beautiful and fast, and the weather was great. The course was well defined and organized. My one complaint is that I had to spend way too much time getting around people in the first few miles. I think there needs to be corrals, or people need to line up according to how fast they expect to run. No one that is walking should be at the front of the start line!
Yes, I set a PR in the half marathon. I ran it 15 minutes faster than I ever have.
Beautiful scenery- forested canyon and roadside creek for the first nine miles of the half, with significant elevation drop.
This was my fifth half marathon. I am glad that I practiced running with significant elevation gain and drops.
Make sure to bring a jacket, as it is cold while you wait to start. If you are a fast runner, make sure to get to the front of the start line. If you are slower, use etiquette and find a spot in the middle or the back.
We came from Idaho, but we have family we visited, and we went to the aquarium, which my 2 1/2 daughter loved.
I loved the end when your running and all the people are cheering it is so great. I also like the part in the canyon where you do the S curve. It is just really fun to run.
I did slower today then on this course last year, but I didn't train as much. I still had the same amount of fun though!
The scenery down the canyon is so beautiful, it makes the race that much easier.
I did the launch team youth group, but I didn't really go to that many practices. Most of my training was with my high school cross country team. I would say that you need to practice downhill running before this race.
Pace yourself at the beginning. It is so easy to go to fast and wear yourself out. Also don't worry about getting to the pacers at the very beginning. Make your way up to around the pace you want to do in the first couple miles, not the first half mile nessarily..
I'm from cottonwood heights so...