Pacer Steven R

Hometown

Dearborn Heights

 

Current P.R.

3 hour 39 min

Where were you born?

New Jersey

 

Number of marathons

12 marathons 9 ultras 1 tri

Birthday

May 13

 

Favorite marathon

Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Endurance Run

Typical pace

10 minutes (training)

 

Favorite running music

Various

Occupation

Retail Management

 

Favorite running food

PBJ and Potatoes

Any hobbies?

Mt Biking & Hiking

 

Who do you train with?

RUT (Running Fit Ultramarathoners)

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Death Valley 300

 

A quotation you like…

“Running hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse" Ann Trason

   Personal goals

Badwater 135 and to complete the Grand Slam in ultra running

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I run ultras for the challenge and the beauty of remoteness

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

I recently ran the Hallucination 100 mile September 26, 2009.  I started towards the back of the pack and as the race moved along I reached 5th overall and 1st in my age group. Finished the race in 24:55 beating my PR by 3 hours 15 min.

 

Why do you pace?

 

To inspire others in achieving their goals

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Mile 22 in the SD RNR I was pacing the 4 hour 30 min group and a runner had caught up to me. She said she had hit a wall and needed me to help her beat her PR.  I told put the headphones back in ears, enjoy the music, keep me by your side and we will get there.  She broke her PR!!

 

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I will stay consistent on the flats and balance the hills so that we stay at an even tempo.  I can talk forever, telling stories along the way and provide tips.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Communicate with me if they need something.  Whether gels, water or just mental support.  My role is to help, let me know whats happening and I will do my best to help.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Don’t think about the mile signs, stay with me, enjoy the atmosphere of the crowd and we will reach the finish in the right time.

 

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