Pacer Dave

Where are you from?

Schaumburg, IL

 

Current P.R.

2:53

Birthday

May 16, 1974

 

Number of marathons

16

Typical pace

3:30

 

Favorite marathon

Chicago Marathon

Occupation

Materials Coordinator

 

Favorite Running Food

Peanut Butter-filled Pretzels

Hobbies

Fitness Instructor

 

Who do you train with?

Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Coaching Cross Country Successfully by Joe Newton

 

A quotation you like…

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, character is really who you are and reputation is merely what others think you are.

Personal goals

Ultramarathon gamer and sub-17:00 5K

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I’ve been blessed with some talent, great friendships through running and an unbelievably supportive family and wife.  I’ve also lost 74 lbs. since beginning running in 2000.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Chicago Marathon 2003

 

Why do you pace?

 

My sister Ann paced me @ my first half marathon in 2001.  I shot by hundreds of runners in the last mile because she kept me relaxed, steady even splits.  The feeling of seemingly flying like a jet for that last mile is something I love to push others to do if I’m able to keep those I’m pacing at no stress mentally or physically.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Chicago Half Marathon ’10.  1:30:00 pacer.  Group of 14-20 pack of runners and we were going bananas @ the finish line as almost all of them ran big PR’s.

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I’ve also been blessed with an ability to motivate people.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

I will be loud and out-spoken in last mile of the race.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Thank all race-day volunteers, the race wouldn’t be much fun at all if we all had to carry water bottles the entire race.

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Created and coach a grassroots racing/training team in the suburbs or Chicago… Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team…www.FastTrackRacingTeam.com

 

 

 

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