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March 13, 2019

As you work your way through a training plan, your mileage and intensity build over a course of weeks. If you are training properly, your plan will start with relatively light effort and modest distances a few months from race day. As the weeks pass, your mileage and intensity levels will build, peak, and then taper.

Your total weekly mileage is your training volume. Your total weekly mileage and intensity together are your training load. Your overall goal is to gradually increase training load, with regular “step down” weeks for recovery, until you are about a month out from your target race. This is known as the “peak” of training, when your volume and intensity – your training load - are at the highest points of your training cycle. In other words, your mileage and intensity both “peak.” After that, you taper to race day.

There is no “magical point,” like a specific day, where your training load should peak. Instead, it is a period, generally about a month away from your race, where you are running more miles and with more focused intensity than at any other time in your training cycle. This is your “peak period,” not a “peak point.” Accordingly, you should think of your “peak” in terms of weeks, not a single point.

Keep in mind that the peak period is not the point at which your performance should “peak.” Ultimately, you want your performance to peak on race day. Your training plan should still contain high intensity, like pace work and speed work, inside the final weeks of training. You do want to give yourself more rest by lowering your volume, but you should maintain your speed and high-level performance as you approach race day. If all goes according to plan, the lower mileage during the taper will leave you feeling more rested, but the continuing intensity will have you feeling fast and ready for race day.

If you are uncertain about how to structure a training plan for your half-marathon or marathon, consider working with an experienced coach who can guide you through training. Your coach will help you find the proper volume, load, buildup, peak, and taper for your race.

 

Paul Carmona is the Online REVEL Coach who has designed training plans specifically for REVEL downhill courses. He is a 20-time REVEL Marathon Finisher and has run multiple Boston Qualifiers on every REVEL course that he has run, with his current streak at 18 BQs in a row at REVEL marathons!

Feb. 7, 2019
The Run Down - REVEL Race Series Newsletter Feb 2019

REVEL Kulia Course Preview

REVEL Kulia

A course strategy – and overall race strategy – is a must for optimal performance on race day. Whether this is your first REVEL race and your goal is simply to finish, or you are REVEL veteran aiming for a PR or BQ, you should have a well-planned strategy for how you intend to manage the REVEL Kulia course! The head coach of REVEL’s Online Coaching Program, who has run a Boston Qualifier in all the REVEL marathons, has prepared a detailed description of the Kulia Marathon and Half-Marathon courses.

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Kulia & Mt Charleston Price Increases

Mt Charleston

REVEL Kulia & Mt Charleston have price increases coming up on Feb 12. The Mt Charleston Half Marathon still has spots but the Marathon is SOLD OUT. You can still join the marathon by purchasing one of the limited Charity Bibs for $249 (space is limited). Kulia is our new Hawaii event and has the most elevation drop of any REVEL course. Mt Charleston increases $10 and Kulia increases $15, so be sure to sign up now!

We're Hiring!

We're Hiring

As we continue to grow, we need more help! We're currently seeking a Graphic Designer and Race Director/Event Expansion Specialist. Both positions are full-time and based in our offices in Pleasant Grove, UT. For full details and to apply, please checkout the official Job Postings.

LAUNCH TEAM TRAINING STARTS

Launch Team

The Launch Team youth training for REVEL Mt Charleston starts this week in Las Vegas and Salt Lake. Sign your youth up now! Launch Team has trained hunderds of youth of all ages and athletic abilities to complete REVEL half marathons. If you think your kids can't handle it, they are tougher than you think! Altra, Hoka, Sketchers, and New Balance have donated shoes and Aftershokz has donated Bluetooth headphones that will be given to the first youth to signup (while sizes remain).

Learn more at https://thelaunchteam.org.

Things To Do - BIG BEAR

Big Bear Skiing

Whether you're in the mood to ski, snowboard or snow tube, Big Bear Mountain Resort is the place for you this winter. Enjoy bluebird days and the best snow conditions in Southern California.

 

Race Calendar

Mar. 9, 2019 REVEL Kulia
Big Island, Hawaii

Price Increase Feb 12!

Apr. 27, 2019 REVEL Mt Charleston
Las Vegas, NV

Price Increase Feb 12!

Jun. 2, 2019 REVEL Rockies
Denver, CO
Jun. 29, 2019 REVEL Mt Hood
Portland, OR
Aug. 17, 2019 REVEL Chilliwack
British Columbia, Canada
Sep. 14, 2019 REVEL Big Cottonwood
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 2, 2019 REVEL Mt Lemmon
Tucson, AZ
 Nov. 9, 2019 REVEL Big Bear (replaced Canyon City)
SoCal

Charity Donation Highlight

American Cancer Society

REVEL Kulia is proud to partner with another amazing group: American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Keep your eyes out for the Hawaii Chapter who is bringing their Aloha spirit to the Aid Stations on course!

Mother/Daughter Running Duo

Jacquie and Cam

Jacquie and Cam were awarded the Guinness World Record for running the most marathons run together by a parent and child, 120 and counting! At 66, Jacquie ran the 2018 Big Cottonwood Marathon and placed first in her age group while Cam had a PR at 3:33 with 3:30 on her horizon for a spot in the Boston Marathon. Congratulations you two! Keep up the good work.

Aftershokz

Aftershokz

AfterShokz headphones are unlike any other brand. They don’t nest inside your ears and they don’t cover your ears. They don't even play music the same way your other headphones do. AfterShokz uses bone conduction technology headphones and an open-ear design that allows you to take in all that pushes you, from your motivational playlists to the crowds cheering at the finish line. It’s time to remove the earbuds and take in all that drives you with AfterShokz. Save $50 on the Adventure Bundles by using code REVEL at checkout.

Random Race Entry Winner

Random Winner

Congratulations to Nancy Young who ran the 2018 REVEL Big Bear Marathon. She was randomly selected as the winner of a FREE race entry to any 2019 REVEL event. Keep your eyes out each month to see if you're the next random winner. Nancy, email revel@runrevel.com to claim your prize.

 

Dec. 20, 2018
The Run Down - REVEL Race Series Newsletter Dec 2018

Kulia, Rockies, & Mt Hood Price Increases

Rockies

REVEL Kulia, Rockies, & Mt Hood are all ringing in the new year with a price increase. The best way to make sure you stick with those New Year's resolutions is to sign up for a race! Kulia is our new Hawaii event and has the most elevation drop of any REVEL course. Rockies is in Denver and has a strong downhill finish along with the most diverse scenery of any REVEL course. Mt Hood is in Portland and has the perfect weather for running in the summer, not to mention one of the highest BQ rates of any race in the country. All these have a $10 price increase on Jan 1 so make sure to sign up  now! 

Seeking Volunteer YOUTH Coaches

Launch Team

The Launch Team is seeking volunteer coaches and youth participants in Salt Lake and Las Vegas to train for the REVEL Mt Charleston Half Marathon. Groups meet twice a week starting in February for training. Launch Team's mission is to get youth of all abilities off the couch and out running. Parents can also sign up and join their youth in training and at the race. Parents do not need to run the same pace as their youth. Altra, Hoka, Sketchers, and New Balance have donated shoes and Aftershokz has donated Bluetooth headphones that will be given to the first youth to signup (while sizes remain).

Learn more at https://thelaunchteam.org.

 

Things To Do - Chilliwack

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters Trail is a relatively short, easy hike that can be fun for the family. It's 3km (2 miles) in distance and has an elevation gain of just 70 feet (23m). It’s a beautiful hike in the Cultus Lake area, leading to a grove of old douglas fir trees. Chilliwack is the PERFECT place to plan your summer vacation with the family in 2019. 

 

Race Calendar

Mar. 9, 2019 REVEL Kulia
Big Island, Hawaii

Price Increase Jan 1, 2019!

Apr. 27, 2019 REVEL Mt Charleston
Las Vegas, NV
Jun. 2, 2019 REVEL Rockies
Denver, CO

Price Increase Jan 1, 2019!

Jun. 29, 2019 REVEL Mt Hood
Portland, OR

Price Increase Jan 1, 2019!

Aug. 17, 2019 REVEL Chilliwack
British Columbia, Canada
Sep. 14, 2019 REVEL Big Cottonwood
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 2, 2019 REVEL Mt Lemmon
Tucson, AZ
 Nov. 9, 2019 REVEL Big Bear (replaced Canyon City)
SoCal

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcarel

Running with proper technique makes runners more efficient meaning you can run longer, faster and safer. TOSH Orthopedics has four tips to help with your technique. More tips to follow in upcoming newsletters. 1. Stride angle, the angle formed by your thighs at toe off. This angle should be as wide and large as possible. Improved stride angle is accomplished through two key modifications; rear leg extension and a higher knee drive in the front leg. Both motions require strength and range of motion in the hips. Read More...

home for the holidays

Richelin

Richelin signed up for the REVEL Big Bear Half Marathon as a countdown for
the end of her husband's deployment. Twenty minutes before the race began,
she got a text that he boarded his flight out of Afghanistan. The race was
symbolic of the past eight months, the struggle, the growth, and the triumph
of finishing. We thank Richelin's husband for his service and congraulate her
on crossing the finish line!

REVEL Mt Lemmon Winners

REVEL Mt Lemmon was held on November 3, 2018 in Tucson, AZ. Here are all the winners:

Brent Bailey
Male Marathon Winner
Brent Bailey
2:33:43
Laurie Blankenship
Female Marathon Winner
Laurie Blankenship
2:57:50
Daniel Crane
Male Half Winner
Daniel Crane
1:13:27
Lauren Reasoner
Female Half Winner
Lauren Reasoner
1:16:11

Half Team Winner
Volte
1:29:58

Marathon Team Winner
Keep It Moving
3:19:36

Random Race Entry Winner

Random Winner

Congratulations to Taylor Edwards who ran the 2018 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon. He was randomly selected as the winner of a FREE race entry to any 2019 REVEL event. Keep your eyes out each month to see if you're the next random winner. Taylor, email revel@runrevel.com to claim your prize.

 
 
 
Dec. 15, 2018
Launch Team HeaderLaunch Team Kids
Launch Team Kids

The Launch Team is seeking volunteer coaches and youth participants to train for the REVEL Mt Charleston Half Marathon in Salt Lake and Las Vegas. Groups meet twice a week starting in February for training.

Launch Team's mission is to get youth of all abilities off the couch and out running.

Parents can also sign up and join their youth at training and at the race. Parents do not need to run the same pace as their youth.

Altra, Hoka, Sketchers, and New Balance have donated shoes and Aftershokz has donated Bluetooth headphones that will be given to the first youth to signup (while sizes remain). 

Learn more at:

TheLaunchTeam.org

 

Volunteer Coaches Needed

Launch Team is also seeking volunteer coaches. Coaches get a free entry to the REVEL Mt Charleston Half Marathon. Apply to be a volunteer coach at:

Coaching Application

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Nov. 18, 2018
 
Mt Charleston

Don't let the early bird pricing run away! If you haven't yet, make sure to register before 11:59 PM TOMORROW before the marathon and half prices go up. The marathon is nearly SOLD OUT, reserve your spot today.

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