Pacer Chris

Hometown

Brighton, MI

 

Current P.R.

3:18:03 2010 Chicago

Where were you born?

Grosse Pte., MI

 

Number of marathons

21 and counting



 

Favorite marathon

Boston

Typical pace

3:20's Marathon.

 

Favorite running music

Don’t listen to music while running

Occupation

H.S. Teacher

 

Favorite running food

banana

Any hobbies?

Running, Tennis, and Traveling

 

Who do you train with?

Brighton Area Road Striders (B.A.R.S) and the Howell Underground Running Team (H.U.R.T.)

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

re-reading the Boy Scout Merit Badge Requirement manual

 

A quotation you like…

What the mind can conceive and believe, the body can achieve-Bo Schembechler

Personal goals

Stay healthy and keep on running

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

Besides the health factor, it's a great way to meet people of all ages and walks of life. There's a common bond that all runner's share and it's a great form of social networking without going on line.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

The 2007 Detroit, which was my first marathon and each Boston Marathon. There's something special about your first marathon and Boston is soooo magical. I started the '11 Boston with my wife in her corral and the '10 Boston was spent with my college roommate (my running Yoda) who was running his fifth Boston.

 

Why do you pace?

 

It was a way to give something back to the running community that is just filled with gracious, encouraging, and dedicated people

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Each Pacing experience is unique but I'd have to say there's a couple that really stand out.  My First pacing experience at the Detroit Free Press Marathon in '09 was a different type of pressure than what I had experienced in previous races. I was probably more nervous than the runners in my group but we all made it through just fine and I really enjoyed the "coaching" aspect of pacing.  I also view my 2011 experience at the Detroit Free Press Marathon with great memories for my wife ran in my group, 3:50 goal time and finished with a PR.  She was a bit over goal at 3:51:05 but qualified for her second Boston.

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

There are a lot of variables on race day that we can't control, but I  hope to provide the consistency and encouragement that you need to finish under our goal time. We can do it!

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Trust in your training and let me worry about the time. Be positive  and enjoy the day!

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

What's special about running is that you only have to give it your all.  The shirts and medals have no times posted and take great satisfaction in knowing that you went out and competed against the toughest opponent you could face...yourself.  Whether it's a Half or Full Marathon, you can do it!

 
 

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