Pacer Devon

Where are you from?

Monroe Township, NJ

Current P.R.

2:59:14 (FM), 1:23:07 (HM)

Typical pace

7:20 (+/- 30 seconds)

Number of marathons

1

Occupation

Sales

Favorite marathon

Chicago (so far)

Hobbies

Cooking

Favorite Running Food

Pizza

What are you reading now?

Born to Run, Eat & Run, Cinderella Man

Who do you train with?

Friends

Personal goals

Run all six World Marathon Majors, lower FM/HM times to NYC qualification standards

 

 

A quotation you like…

“Run to win” – Meb Keflezighi

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Horace Lorimer

 

Why do you run?

 

Originally, I started running after a weight lifting accident to keep from getting bored while I was down and out. Once running started feeling easier, I became compelled with getting the most out of myself each day, each race. The methodical, self-disciplined approach to training has always been a draw for me. Running is special in that you can line up at the start line next to the world’s best, we’re all on the same playing field, but in the end, we’re just trying to get the most of our self that day.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

The best feeling I had during the Chicago Marathon was about halfway through the race where they had a video screen streaming a live feed of all the runners in one of the cheering sections. I could feel a rush of endorphins as I saw myself on the screen and I was soaking up the crowd support. What topped off the runner’s high was after I turned the corner I saw my entire family screaming and waving Fatheads they had made. You can see my reaction in the picture I have posted.

Why do you pace?

 

There’s nothing better than running a PR, so why wouldn’t you want to help a group of determined runners hit their time goals? The sense of community that running a race brings to the table is pretty inspiring.

 

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

You’ve put in the training, stayed healthy enough to make it to the starting line, now you just have to execute. Whether you believe you can do that by hanging in the back of the group in your zone, or need bumps of encouragement along the way, that’s what we’re here for and you can trust that I will lead you to your next PR.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

The most important racing skill you can take to the start line is confidence. Believe in your ability to execute, and always finish strong.

 

 

 

 

 

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