Pacer Dean

Where are you from?

Miami Beach, FL

Current P.R.

16:38 5k

Typical pace

7:00 to 7:15

Number of marathons

0!

Occupation

Consultant in battery technologies (think: electric vehicles)

Favorite marathon

I am still waiting a few years to tackle my first marathon, but Ny and Boston are my favorite to spectate.

Hobbies

Running, wakeboarding, surfing, reading

Favorite Running Food

Pizza

What are you reading now?

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Who do you train with?

 

Personal goals

To make the world a cleaner and greener place

 

 

A quotation you like…

It doesn’t get any easier [to run every day], you just get stronger

 

Why do you run?

 

To get faster!

 

 

Why do you pace?

 

I love the community of running and feel that pacing is one key way to be a part of the racing experience

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Some of my most memorable pacing experiences have been impromptu. Two weeks ago, on my easy day, I helped some runners get through a difficult Track workout, leading the whole way. They didn’t expect me to join, and I wasn’t planning on running any faster than 7:00 pace. But in the end, everyone appreciated the power of shared running energy.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

If you’re in my group, I’ll do my best to keep things light. Support you when you need it and shut up when you don’t!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Consistency is the easiest way to run a fast half marathon. If you are shooting for 1:30, it’s better to run a 6:52 in miles 1-13 than starting at 6:30 for mile 1 and slowing to 7:15 in the last mile.

Anything else you’d like to share?

To get faster, is way more about being consistent than working too hard. Run your slow runs slow, your fast runs fast, and don’t forget to run long once a week!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I support ECOMB (Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches) and a number of other environmental charities both local to Miami and multi-national organizations. We only have one earth, so not screwing it up beyond repair would be nice.

 

 

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