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3 Sports Tips from Someone With Experience

Reasons to Run a Marathon in Utah

People who decide to go marathon running need months of preparation, you can’t just go and exert extreme effort when you don’t exercise regularly; preparations don’t only involve the physical training, there’s also the mental perseverance and maybe a few paychecks here and there. As you can see, with all the preparation and costs involved runners tend to be picky with the marathons that they participate in and you can’t really blame them. Should the runners choose the marathon that offers an extravagant after party, maybe the one with the easiest and fastest course or maybe the one that takes them sightseeing as they run? Lucky for all runners out there, all those features and more are offered at numerous marathons in Utah.

Magnificent Scenes to See While Running

Running the 26.2 miles is alright but we recommend that you choose the more scenic route, they are not only beautiful to look at but they can help keep your mind off the physical exhaustion as well as the miles ahead of you. Routes from specific marathon hosts take runners through sites like the Provo Canyon as well as other scenes in the Beehive State.

While you and the other runners arrive down the canyon pass the Provo River, you should be able to see the magnificent waterfalls that cascade from the top of the mountain; it’s named the Bridal Veil Falls. On your way to finish the marathon at downtown Provo, take a look around the lush field where horses roam freely.

The Whole Course is Downhill

From the start of the marathon until the very finish, the path would be downhill. All the runners would be bused at the top of the Provo Canyon, this would serve as the starting point and the next 26.2 miles would gradually go downhill; no worries about slipping or tumbling here. Going from 5,963 feet to 4,504 feet within the course of the entire marathon would and you’d lose about 1,500 feet in terms of altitude.

They Host an Amazing Post-Race Party

Marathons that are great as these should also offer an even more amazing post-race party, one where you get to bond with other runners who have experienced similar training and hardships; keep in mind that you deserve this after all those months of training.

Steer clear of the plain old chocolate drink or protein shakes that you have been drinking for months whether you like it or not; now you get to enjoy numerous other foods that might not be for the ideal runner but since you’ve just finished a race it’s all worth it. Parties like these are not just for eating and drinking, it’s also a time for bonding with people who have the same interests as you.
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