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Yes I did
Very beautiful and challenging at times
Run 6 days a week and lift weights 4 days per week
Be patient it will come, travel a few days prior to event and shoes are key I'm a hoka one one fan
Went to see Olympic village
The motivational signs weren't doing it for me.
No, last year I was 2 minutes faster in the same race.
Fun, beautiful, and fast.
More running required.
Buy an extra emergency blanket for the starting line.
Fun race, thanks
The day was so smooth. Busses were on time, the packet has what you need to stay warm etc. I can't say enough good about what Revel has done here. The medal, the t-shirt, the packet, the expo... all great.
Too steep. It truly is the definition of a double edged sword. I ran faster than I imagined. I was expecting to run about 3:15 and found myself with 30 seconds cushion on my 3:05 qualifying time with about .5 miles left... This is when I sustained a knee injury and had to walk to rest of the way.:) Still ran a 3:11 but some of those hills are DEATHLY. So steep.
I trained by doing a lot of uphill and downhill runs in neighboring canyons. Typical training otherwise... intervals and long runs. I would HIGHLY suggest running this course before hand or at least driving it and walking the steep parts.
It's cold at the start. Wear some layers. I then ran in a tank and was fine. The pacers are great. If you have a time you are looking for, they are indispensable. That first mile is REALLY fast though. I would take it slow and be comfortable and catch up to the pacer of your choice a few miles later.
Nothing really! I live here.:)
Perfect weather thanks for having it set up well and went very smooth.
Good but misleading that it thrashers the quads and calves much harder than runners realize
Take it slow till the out and back let the gravity do the work.
Awesome! fun and prefect weather!
Love the course
Great trained with Lifetime Fitness Finish Line Training with Sylvia Bedford
Train down hill running a few times before this race
3rd Year running this Race one of my favorites. I am local live in Draper
Excited! My daughter, coach and trainer did an excellent job of keeping me motivated all the way down the canyon. It was exciting to see family and friends along the way. It was my first attempt at a long run!Thanks Jami! ( at 72 that's awesome.)
Beautiful if this is the terrestrial world I can't imagine the celestial world. I think I will stay here.I love running down hill so the grade was great for me.
did three to five miles during the week. It's a walk run for me most days. Weekend found me increasing as the weeks progressed . The longest was 11.2 a week before the run.My daughter kept me going. We even practiced eating along the way.
Start slow and keep a comfort run, don't try to out run anyone.Drink along the way and eat the fruit.
Was great may do it agan. At 72 you don't know how your body will work. 5K's have always been a good fit for me.
Race day was perfect from start to finish. Me and my running buddy Nancy cruised down the mountain, admiring the beauty and sharing fun stories. We had some difficulties on the Wasatch section and then she cut me loose on the final 5K. That final stretch was the best I've felt at the end of any of my full marathons.
I PR'd for this race. I beat last year's time by almost 22 minutes.
From start to finish, this was the best full marathon I have run. The weather at start time was near perfect. The first 18 miles was absolutely breathtaking. The Wasatch turn was difficult as expected but the cut-down in mileage from the previous year made it much more tolerable. I think the bump in temperature combined with the quarry-type area that seemed to put a lot of dust in the air dried my mouth out quite a bit. One or 2 more water stops along this portion would help alleviate this issue. I finished the final stretch with my best splits of the day. Kudos to another great race!
Summer training in Houston, TX is brutal to say the least. I was never able to break 14 miles for a single run and I thought that might hamper my results but fortunately I was wrong. Training for the downhill wasn't necessary as long as I maintained good downhill running form. Cut it loose and enjoy the view!!
Sign up for this race NOW!! It's definitely worth all the difficulties of summer training. Be mentally prepared for the Wasatch section of the race and how difficult it can be transitioning from downhill to rolling hills.
I came with a few people from my Houston-area running club (Cypress Running Club). We managed to hit many of the hot spots, including the Mormon temple, Park City, Snowbird & Silver Lake. We hit a ton of great restaurants including Penny Anne's Cafe in Draper (2x) & Rye Diner. We even managed to catch a Bowling For Soup concert at the Urban Lounge.
Great course.. all went as planned with Bus ride on time, Race start on Time...Quads screaming at mile.....3!! Usually there is a 2 in front of that 3!Sore for 5 days... but that pain feels so good?!
No PR but much quicker than anticipated due to running injury issues that last 5 weeks..
Fabulous Course... be prepared for those last 2 miles surrounded by cars... the Canyon makes you forget what lies ahead..
Training in Ohio is tough for a down hiller....
Run down hill, A LOT!!! If properly prepared this would be a screaming fast course!
Horse riding on Antelope Island, Blues Brews and BBQ at Snow Basin, Kayaking, Mountain Biking at Canyons/Park City and Snow Basin. XTERRA UTAH on the 19th, Ogden Harvest Moon Fest., Farr's Ice Cream..... etc..
I wrote it all out on my blog at this link...http://lifesimplywithjulie.blogspot.com/2015/09/revel-big-cottonwood-marathon.html
No, came to get my BQ but that didn't happen.
The most beautiful course I've ever ran! The downhill did tear up my quads by the halfway mark but it was fun running down hill. With the high elevation along with the long mileage of downgrade, it ended up being harder than I though it would be. I still am glad I ran it and enjoyed the beauty. This race was very organized and had the best volunteers.
I training with my husband in Oregon. We didn't get any high elevations training and that hurt us. Not near enough downhill training but got in lots of quality miles.
If you live in lower elevations, know that his is very high elevation and you will feel it.
Loved the area, went hiking at the park by the S curve "twin peaks" area. We traveled from Oregon. This was my 9th marathon, 1st out of state marathon.
Glad to know I was not the only Oregon resident in the race! I never felt it in my quads at all, only my feet. Funny how the same race can be different for everyone. There are some great hills near Tualatin and Sherwood that are comparable to Cottonwood for training. :-)