Coach Steve: Orange Full Marathon Group (11:00 – 11:29)

FAST FACTS:

  • # of Years Running:  10+
  • # Years with Austin Fit: 4
  • # of Half Marathons:  6
  • # of Full marathons:  7
  • Favorite Race:  Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water
  • Goals:  Run the Boston marathon, continue artistic pursuits in the Austin theater community, stay healthy

Steve began running in high school, Cross Country, played tennis through college and continued balance exercise, teaching and a busy theater life through early adulthood.  Following a cross-country move to Austin, Steve knew he wanted fitness to become a regular part of his life, and he looked to find a place to reach that goal.  He joined Austin Fit almost immediately after arriving in Austin.

Steve trained for his first marathon with Austin Fit and completed it in February, 2004.  It was not the time he was hoping for, but was a great learning experience.  He followed his inaugural marathon with three more Austin marathons, the San Diego Rock-n-Roll Marathon, the Missoula Marathon, and the Los Angeles Marathon-Stadium to Sea.

 Life got busy with theater pursuits, and love, and marriage, After a few years of contemplation and with the encouragement of the Cassandra, Steve is at running again with Austin Fit as an Orange Group coach.  This time he is looking forward to helping others reach their goals and maybe one for himself as well!