Pacer Andrew, looking like crap at mile 98 with 2 miles to go.

Pacer Andrew

Where are you from?

Pittsburgh

Current P.R.

3:15:05

Typical pace

8 min

Number of marathons

9 Marathons

16 Ultras

Occupation

Bank Manager

Favorite marathon

DC National

Hobbies

Ultra Running

Trail Running

Waterskiing

Favorite Running Food

Goldfish, Perpetum, Soda

What are you reading now?

Running Through The Wall

Who do you train with?

North Park 100 Mile runners

Personal goals

Sub 3:05 Marathon, Sub 8 hour 50 miler, Sub 20 hour 100 miler.

 

 

A quotation you like…

 

“nothing worthwhile is easy”

Why do you run?

 

Because I love it, I love being fit, I love being able to leave my frustrations on the road/trail and I love being able to eat whatever I want.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Finishing my first 100 mile after 26 hours of running.  There were so many emotions.  I laughed, I cried and I will never be able to shake that feeling of complete satisfaction I had in that moment.  Unbelievable

Why do you pace?

 

I love meeting my own goals; the idea of helping many others too theirs is much less selfish and a lot more fun.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Pacing my friend jeff during his first Marathon at Pittsburgh.  He finished in 4:16 and then returned the favor and paced me to a 5 hour PR at my 2nd 100 running 44 miles only 4 months after running his first 26.2.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I love having a good time on the run.  Hitting my pace and goal times is a given but it’s essential to have fun along the way and the miles will just roll by.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Running a marathon successfully is about training yes, but on race weekend and race day it’s about fueling.  If you don’t keep the tank full how will you ever hit your time.  The best article on fueling is at Ultrarunning.com, search: “demystifying the bonk”





 

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