Name: Steve Hosfield
Where were you born and raised? I was born in Downers Grove Illinois, My Family moved to Oconomowoc Wisconsin when I was three.
When did you begin running? Not counting the fun runs in the Army. I started running in my early 40’s.
How did you get started running? I started as an alternative way to relieve stress from work. After the, I can’t make it around the block phase without passing out phase, I started enjoying the feeling of improving and the challenge of going a little further than before. From there it has just become part of who I am and what I do.
Favorite distance to run. 18 to 20 seem to be my sweet spot right now. Not sure why. It just is..
Favorite race: This is very difficult because even the DNF’s have had special moments. For a road race I have to say Big Sir running down HWY 1 was pretty spectacular. For trail, Antelope Island 50 Mile running with the bison and antelope not to mention it was my first 50
Favorite Track N Trail event: I think easily it is the Grand Canyon crossing. It has to be one of the most awesome places on earth and it is right in our back yard.
Favorite place to run:
Put me on a trail and let me go. The Maricopa park system with all the different options. I really like Mcdowell as there is a wide variety of trails from somewhat easy to lung busting and they have a really nice camp ground.
If you and your goals are not one and the same, your chasing the wrong thing.
Favorite Song to Listen to while running:
I don’t listen to music much while running unless I am doing a long run alone on the canal or pavement. Then I have to break out the classic hard rock. I Don’t Wanna Stop by Ozzy Osbourne is one of my go to songs.
If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be?
I would love to go explore some of the UTMB Mount-Blanc trail race course. However, there would probably not be a of “running” on my part.
Camping and Bike riding.
Advice for new runners:
Enjoy the journey and don’t sweat the small stuff. Just get out the door the rest will follow.