It was amazing. Everyone seamed very coordinated; the volunteers and people working the event. There wasn't any confusion about where to go. The whole attmosphere was positive, which made for an enjoyable day.
No. But I finished within the time frame I set for myself.
The scenery was breath taking. The grade and elevation were not that bad. Because there was so much to look at my mind wasn't focused on the road.
I ran 3 days a week totaling 20- 30 miles. I strength trained by going to Pure Barre 3 days a week and rested 1 day a week. I used my fitness pal to keep track of my nutrition. I have to actually make sure I eat enough when I run because it decreases my appetite. When I did long runs I would use GU. I need to figure out my portions for the GU because if I eat too much it upsets my stomache.
Definitely find some sort of training plan and go at a pace that's right for you. Everyone runs on a different level. It's good to push yourself, but not to the point of injury.
I live in Herriman Utah, so I went home and took a nap!
First half. Beautiful scenery. Perfect weather. Very organized. Aid stations awesome. No complaints! Great day!
First race but I was very happy with my results.
Parts of it were pretty steep but very beautiful. We are from TX so it was hard to train for the hills, but actually didn't botger me too much. Pretty sore but I expected that.
Just did a lot of walking /running. Started early, took it easy 3 days before race. Ate a light but filling meal the night before. Again, it was my first one so I'm just learning.
We drove. Probably fly next time. Check out all the cool gadgets at the EXPO. I got some awesome things. Don't wear, eat or adjust your normal routine. 'If it ain't broke , don't fix it'.
We drove from TX. We have kids and friends here, so we hung out with them.
Loved it. Everything was so organized!
Yes, 1 minute. No-
Scenic, comfortable elevation.
Running up and down mountain trails. I would've starTed training earlier for a better pace. Start training early and practice on inclines and declines!
Bring something to keep you warm before start, wear good shoes, use body glide, pace yourself, stop for water when you need to, and definitely train!
We're from Utah! Revel was amazing!
PERFECT! The course, logistics, and volunteers were absolutely amazing! It was so worth it!
Nope! Didn't even try to PR. Got caught up in the breathtaking scenery! Cannot race such a beautiful course.
BEAUTIFUL! Stunning! Gorgeous! There is a hill around mile 3 but the course is basically all downhill.
Love, love, love this race!
Great course. Need more water stations after exiting the main canyon. Wished for more expo stations at finish line.
Great scenery. Good road. Loved the course.
Glad I trained for pounding downhill
Cold start but hot finish. Be prepared
That was a little disappointing to me, not enough activities after the race.
The the course and the views. There should have been an MC to start the race.
Yes. By 5 minutes.
I didn't train enough.
Dress warm and be prepared to donate the clothes.
Hiked. It could have been nice for you to do a pre race dinner for purchase to meet others and direct participants to a happy hour to celebrate post race... You could get more sponsors and make more memories for others. I am visiting from Orlando.
Space blankets provided at the start to keep everyone warm.
I PR'd by 8 minutes. The course is fast!
Beautiful course, but you barely have time to enjoy it because this track really gets you moving fast!
I wish I had done more downhill training on my long runs.
Beyond Glazed donuts offers a great variety sweet to help celebrate.
Awesome!! Absolutely beautiful!! And the race is so well organized. Loved every minute!
A-mazing!! I had done the half marathon before. Full marathon was even better. I've been running marathons for 14 years and this is, by far, my favorite. So well organized. Such a beautiful course. And so fast!
Yes! 3:28. My previous best was 3:46.
I love downhill courses. If you can figure out a way to cut out any uphill, I would like it even more.
Training for downhill is hard. I usually run UP Farmington canyon, to run back DOWN. The uphill is good training, but sort of changes muscle structure - and consumes most of the time. I haven't figured out a way to do all downhill training yet. Let me know if you have ideas!
Good weather early, but I can imagine it could be reallllly cold this time of year, especially with rain. So I would say dress super warm in the morning. Train downhill, to get the callouses instead of blistering out. Go all out on the downhills to get ahead for the flats and uphills.
Drove in from Farmington this morning. Took about 40 min to drive. Buses were well organized. You guys do a really good job. Give yourself a pat on the back! Also - thanks for the blanket, gloves, head band, all the extras in the swag bag. Makes the marathon really great.
See you next year!