Wednesday, February 06, 2008

From the Race Front: ED KELLY

On last weekend's Rocky Raccoon Race in Huntsville, TX

What surprised you most about the race?
Boy, the roots grow quickly. They got bigger each lap!

What advice helped you achieve your goal?
“The race starts at mile 30.” …Lisa

Did you meet any new friends on the course?
The world of Ultrarunning is full of an ever-growing network of new friends all sharing the same emotions. I have met a dozen new friends.

Is there something you learned that you'll use in future races (good, bad, or ugly!)
Negative splits. That’s the goal. Pick your feet up – I fell 4 times.

Any words of advice for others thinking about doing an ultra?
“Once you cross the finish line, there isn’t anything you cannot do.” You don’t know until you try.


Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Ed Kelly you always put a smile on my face, I call you Mr. Happy.
A PR for you as well even coming from the snow storms of Chicago.

Give your daughter a big hug from all of us and tell her we hope to see more of her at the races, she was a great cheering section at the aid station.

Anonymous said...

Way to Ed!! Can't wait for MDS...again. You're a star. Kira

Laurie said...

it was a special gift to meet you, spend time with you and be on the same course with you. Congrats on an outstanding race.
Look forward to more fun in a few weeks.