Wednesday, February 13, 2008

From the Race Front: STEVE HOLMAN

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

What surprised you most about the race?
Two things:
1. I was surprised at how great I felt from mile 75 on.2. I was quite surprised that after taking it easy in the beginning I began passing many people who were ahead of me most of the race. I even passed people who, at one point, had almost an hour lead on me.

What advice helped you achieve your goal?
Take it easy in the beginning. The first hour I went much slower than I felt I could. This paid off in a big way later on in the race.

Did you meet any new friends on the course?

Is there something you learned that you'll use in future races (good, bad, or ugly!)
I learned I need to eat more consistently.

Any words of advice for others thinking about doing an ultra?
Learn to take it easy in the beginning, don't run out fast with the crowd. Eat more consistently. Get a good pacer who knows how to run a 100-miler and more importantly knows you and your abilities so they can push you when you need it and let you rest when you need it. (I had an absolutely incredible pacer!)

1 comment:

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...


so wonderful to see you in are off to a great start to one amazing running season!