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Let's Compare CIM to St. George and St. George Recommendations!

Let’s Compare CIM to St. George and St. George Recommendations!

Let’s Compare CIM to St. George and St. George Recommendations!


After a lot of you stated the day prior to this that your treadmills are off at the distance, I made up our minds to simply accept as true with the treadmill surroundings on my watch as a substitute (I in reality need to get the foot pod despite the fact that).   PS Our treadmill felt love it was once in reality on at our remaining space, I feel shifting it’s what messed it up.  We have recalibrated it repeatedly however I’ve additionally learn that the updates at the iFit tool may well be the issue too.

Only 51 interruptions to get those miles in however that’s simply what occurs when operating at house for me (particularly if I don’t get up early to do it).

The tempo that my watch stated I used to be going felt a lot more correct than the tempo the treadmill informed me I used to be going.

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Fast ahead a couple of hours and Brooke and I hit up Sundance.

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My sister and her circle of relatives had been there too for the day.  I cherished gazing Brooke serving to out her more youthful cousins.   I requested her at the pressure house if she would quite move snowboarding or to Disneyland and she spoke back snowboarding!

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Another spotlight of the day was once preventing at my folks’ space for cookies!

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Beretta is bound that Brooke’s previous bedding is formally hers now.

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The different day Keri stated, “I’d love to hear a race comparison between St. George and CIM!  Course comparison, how it felt different on your body, if the downhill at St. George helps or hurts you or if the gradual course at CIM is easier on your legs etc.”

This query were given me in reality excited to take into consideration however I’m additionally now not certain if I will give the most productive comparability as a result of my 2:49 at St. George was once carried out on a type of ‘I FEEL SO ALIVE AND FAST AND NOTHING CAN STOP ME’ days and my 2:58 at CIM was once carried out on of the ones “THE FIRST STEP HURTS” days.

But right here we move:


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VS St. George

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*I don’t assume CIM is delicate till mile 18;). Maybe it’s as a result of I used to be having a foul day that I think this fashion however in reality this path is continuous rolling for 18 miles with the remaining hill at mile 22ish (I feel that’s the place it was once).  I’d get to the ground of 1 hill handiest to get started mountain climbing the following hill.  The advertising and marketing crew for this marathon does a really perfect activity promoting that it’s the ‘fastest marathon on the west’ however I’m now not completely certain if they are saying it’s the quickest as a result of there are such a large amount of speedy other people operating it with you which of them is helping, the elements is generally best possible or the superb path reinforce/crowds/group… however I’m now not certain I’d name it the quickest as a result of the real path.  Emilee has carried out CIM a couple of instances and she thinks it’s more straightforward than St. George however I feel it’s more difficult.  If I glance again and in reality take into consideration it… Even if CIM came about for me on a type of superb operating days the place I felt nice, fitness-wise I most certainly nonetheless wouldn’t have hit that 2:45 there.  Probably extra of a 2:48-2:50.  I’m certain that I’m going to get other people considering I’m loopy however I feel that the Boston path is more straightforward than CIM’s path (I SAID IT)!


*Andrew says that it’s a lot more straightforward as a spectator to see your runners steadily at CIM when put next to SG.

*I think like nearly all of elevation loss for SG occurs within the remaining 10ok.  Which for me for my part, my frame can combat during the first 20 miles and it’s at all times the remaining 10ok that kills me off which makes the remaining 10ok at SG an enormous plus for me.  Sure you’ve got to get thru some steep americain miles 7-14ish but when you’ll be able to cling tempo during the first 20 you in reality can deliver that reasonable tempo down within the remaining 10ok.  I feel this remaining 12 months we introduced our reasonable tempo down from a 6:35 from the primary 20 miles to a 6:28 on the finish.  BUT for those who aren’t ready for the down within the ultimate portion of SG your legs are going to be fried.  Our trainer had us do a ton of downhill paintings and trails with a large number of up and down in our coaching and made our legs able to maintain that.  If you tempo St. George accurately, you’ll be able to have essentially the most stunning destructive cut up race of your existence.  For me, St. George is undoubtedly a sooner path.

*I do not know how to tempo CIM nonetheless ha.  The extra I take into consideration it the extra I feel that a good cut up race can be the most suitable option for me.  Most of the online downhill occurs within the first 1/2 of the path however I feel going out on the identical tempo I sought after to end with will be the absolute best technique for me there.  Not certain my legs would have a lot velocity in them for the remaining flat miles at CIM finally of the ones hills the place in St. George you’ll be able to in reality make up for slower miles to start with with the ones ultimate miles.


*I LOVE the dry warmth at St. George so if that isn’t your factor, possibly SG isn’t the race for you.  I do know that CIM generally has the easiest climate for marathon operating in order that is undoubtedly an enormous plus!

*If operating with speedy other people in reality is helping you to run sooner then join CIM at the moment.  I couldn’t imagine what number of implausible athletes had been there and the sensation of ‘team-work’ there was once unreal.  Everyone sought after to assist every different get to their targets.  At St. George you might be much more likely to have miles the place there aren’t a ton of other people round you.

*Both on-line path maps display that they’re web downhill however the ones path maps don’t display the ups.. you should definitely are ready for uphills in each races and the pounding of downhill (particularly for SG) for each races.

*You are nonetheless at a little bit of altitude for SG and CIM is sea stage so don’t omit about that!

*I do assume that the CIM hills are extra delicate to your frame as a result of they’re extra rolling (however there are a large number of them!) than the St. George hills… I wasn’t sore after CIM however I used to be after St. George!

*I choose the surroundings of the SG path for my part.  There are far more spectators at CIM to provide you with that power spice up you want and now not many spectators at SG till the tip of the race and spots like mile 15 BUT for me for my part, the purple rock perspectives at SG in reality assist me to omit in regards to the ache I’m experiencing.  I suppose I think extra in nature all through SG if that is smart and I in reality love that however don’t be expecting to be distracted via spectators/indicators the entire time there like larger marathons like CIM (absolute best crowds ever) when operating SG.


*Learn from my mistake and most certainly don’t fly to a purpose marathon the day earlier than the race ha.  From right here on out if I’m flying to a purpose race then I’ll need to get there no less than 2 days upfront.

*At SG you’ve got a complete of three turns all of the race and the ones occur on the very finish and at CIM there have been greater than that however now not a loopy quantity.

*Both end traces are superb.  At St. George you’ll be able to see the end line for roughly .35 miles and at CIM it feels such as you flip a nook and growth there’s a end line.  Both end spaces are superb—> Loved completing on the capital for CIM and additionally they had scorching soup for the finishers.  I additionally love the large park that you simply end at for St. George with Great Harvest bread looking forward to you.

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*For St. George you’ve got to in reality get up early to make it to the busses on time and for CIM we had been ready to have our husbands drop us off lovely shut to the beginning line (however I do know that CIM additionally has a bussing possibility).

Both classes are out of the ordinary.  I do know that I’ll be on the SGM annually I will (it’s more straightforward to trip to for me and it’s my all-time favourite marathon) however Emilee and I’ve additionally mentioned how we in reality need to return to CIM (as a result of it’s an excellent race and we wish our purpose to OTQ one day to occur there).  I know that the following time I do CIM, I gained’t be operating a unique marathon simply 2 months previously.


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I’ve additionally had a couple of other people inquire from me for St. George trip preparations for the marathon! I’m hoping you all come do that marathon sooner or later, it’s an improbable revel in.  PS I feel I heard that they’re beginning to do a half-marathon the similar day as the total in order that is thrilling!

*We at all times keep on the TownPlace Suites via Marriott the evening earlier than the marathon.  It is ready a four minute pressure to the place the busses pick out you up AND the end line and it’s proper via a Target for any of the remaining minute pieces that you could want.  You too can get a in reality great suite with two bedrooms (if touring with youngsters or a bunch) which I really like.  The resort has breakfast pieces out for the runners very early that morning and I’ve by no means handled being waken up via noise within the halls/different rooms.   It may be with reference to a 10 minute pressure from the expo in order that is useful too.

*If you move to St. George then I’m going to require you to consume at Viva l. a. Chicken, Morty’s Cafe, Kneader’s, Cafe Rio, Bear Paw Cafe and undoubtedly observe each and every advice from Female Foodie for St. George.  The evening earlier than the race I simply had take-out from Olive Garden at my resort.  I don’t in reality care in regards to the meals earlier than… I simply want noodles, grilled rooster and purple sauce.

*As a long way as issues to see when you are there… Hike round Snow Canyon (after the race), seek advice from the sand hole sand dunes, Zion, Bryce Canyon (my favourite), their Children’s Museum is superior in case you have youngsters, St. George Temple & Visitor’s Center, make my brother fly you round in an plane;) and move see a display on the Tuacahn theater.  There are such a lot of superb puts to motorcycle, swim and hike… you’re going to run out of time to see all of it.


Who has carried out both CIM or St. George Marathon… what are your ideas at the classes and so forth?  

What would you are saying is your all-time favourite race path?

Do you favor smaller races or giant ones?

Have any journeys deliberate this 12 months?  Would love to pay attention the place you’re going!

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