perfect course and weather!!!
I was happy with my time 3:00, it was my personal record, but this was only my second half.
Very enjoyable to run.
mild.two short runs during the week and a long run on Saturday.
Train running downhill.
took pictures a one of the Revel backdrops
It was a great race!!!
The canyon was absolutely beautiful. Running with Jon Moss and Elsha.
Yes, by 14 minutes and 42 seconds. I did qualify for Boston.
Beautiful course. Tough if not used to running downhill.
I had a small injury in my arch 8 weeks before the race that had miss 2 weeks of running. Before then, was running 80 plus miles a week with a 2 hour bike ride. Got back up to 70 miles 2 weeks before the race. Did 1 run a week on a treadmill with a decline function.
Practice running downhill. Also use cycling to build quad strength.
From Indianapolis. Went to Utah football game and Snowbird Oktoberfest.
Awesome! Best run ever!
Yes! 9 min faster.
Beautiful, FAST, downhill but not so severe that it was uncomfortable or that you had to hold yourself back. Loved it and will run it every year!
Train with some downhill grade so your not hurting the next day.
Dress warm (hat, coat or sweats, gloves, Mylar) for start then shed for race. It was 30 degrees at the start. Warmed up when sun came up.
I just came down from Ogden.
Talking with an old friend around mile 4, wife BQ'd with a 3:27, I PR'd with a 3:09
Yes! Beat my PR by 21 minutes! Missed qualifying for Boston by almost 5 minutes sadly.
Fast. Scenic. Pain was worth it. Elevation drop was crazy, sure made you aware when you were inclining later in the race. Turnaround point was kind of brutal.
Hal Higdon Advanced program was insane. Having the three 20 mile runs and introducing speed work definitely helped for this full marathon!
If I could change my training, I would have been more religious on staying on top of pace runs and incorporating more hills into my weekly mileage.
Hardest part is stepping out the door for training. Carbs are your friends. If you hate pasta, make it your friend. Say no to GU gels. Altra footwear will solve all your problems.
Had a victory Starbucks after. Starbucks coffee is horrible, but it was the best post race coffee I've ever had.
But, thank you volunteers. This couldn't have happened without you. Thank you so much for fueling us to achieve our goals!
I had a great time at the start line with friends and so excited to see family at the finish!
I set a new PR! I PR'd by almost an hour! I wanted to qualify for Boston but didn't this year. Next year I will!
It was absolutely incredible. The downhill made me feel like a speedster! I also liked the challenge of the out and back.
I did all my long runs in Big Cottonwood canyon. It really helped on race day to be familiar with the course and I'm not even sore because of all the downhill training.
Do downhill training!! Dress warm on race day morning and shed along the course if needed.
We took the kids to eat breakfast after the race. It was nice having so much to choose from.
We came from Eagle Mountain, Utah
Start: Cold for 1:45 till start. Downhill: Fine and awesomeWasatch blvd: suckvilleEnd: Nothing to do but leave. (needs beer tent; see slc maration)
Ok, until mile 19 when we went on Wasatch.
I did a lot of downhill.
Train for Wasatch blvd.
There wasn't' much for my family at the end; which was kind of a bummer. I dont' know if it's possible but a big tent and heaters would be awesome for the start.
Overall. The race was fine. It would have been awesome for a huge tent at the start with warmers. The downhill was what it should have been. It was great. The end could have been more of a family event. Games for the kids and what not. Overall I liked it except the wasatch blvd and golf course part. It sucks for uphill after 18-19 miles of downhill.
Cold then hot. Painful. Beautiful
Yes...by a minute. Not even close to a BQ...never will be. I'm sloooooow. Like to get my money's worth out o a course.
Challenging for me. Especially when you turn onto Wasatch Blvd. Those hills are tough. A welcome relief to the downhills, but that is still at altitude so, that makes it a little more challenging.
I actually went out to SLC in July and ran the Canyon from the start line to the big parking lot at the bottom of canyon. That was the biggest help of all. I learned how much more water I would need than I thought. I took a 50 ounce backpack of water and ran out at mile 15.
I also do a mix of cross training of all types of workouts. That really helped me with recovery.
I also live where there are hills so I would walk/run up them and the run back down. That is a major help, but not everyone has that available.
Buy shoes in a bigger size than your normal running shoes. This saved my toes. I have special shoes that I only wear on downhill training. Others were saying their toes and toenails were hurting after the race and mine were fine. (My feet hurt but not my toes)
Take water with you if you are a slower runner and will be on the course a long time. Every 2 miles is a long time between sips when you are slow! There is no way I would have had enough water from the water stops. With such low humidity, it is easy to dehydrate. I drank at every stop both Powerade and water and still had to have about 30 ounces of my backpack. Still got very dehydrated at the end.
Eat out at some really good places all over cottonwood heights and the other cities in the area. Drove around in the mountains. Some cool Shopping. Toured the downtown and Temple Square area of SLC, toured and shopped in Park City too.
Live in Arkansas
Freezing, then cold, then awesome, then uncomfortable, then painful, then my body very angry at me, then my will very forceful at it, then my soul emerging to lead, then winning, then elated tears.
Yes!Previous longest run was 6.2 miles. 1 mile 11:235k 36:3710k 1:13Half (of course) 2:41Longest run 13.48
I've been learning to run on the balls of my fertile been learning to run in minimalist shoes (5fingers).
I live here
Great day!I think you need another water stop in the last 3 miles. I was quite thirsty by the end, with being more exposed in the sun.
This is my first, so I guess so. Haha
I should have trained more.
It was convenient to catch the bus at the Crystal Inn. The sunrise right before the start of the race was beautiful. The race started faster than I expected, and it was nice to have reprieve from the downhill around mile 19. I've never been more happy to see a finish line.
I PR'd by 14 minutes.
The course is fast-- not to be confused with "easy." I underestimated it, and it tore apart my calves. I could barely run the last three miles.
I felt well trained for the race, but I wasn't prepared for the grade of the downhill, and my calves paid the price. I recommend doing fast training runs on a similar downhill.
The Crystal Inn was great. They even packed us bagels and bananas. The Mylar blankets were nice, but come prepared in layers. I made the mistake of not wearing gloves, and my hands froze. I wore my hat (beanie) until mile 22 when I finally took it off.