Pacer Erik

Where are you from?

Galveston, TX

Current P.R.


Typical pace

7:45 – 8:15

Number of marathons




Favorite marathon




Favorite Running Food

Peanut M+Ms

What are you reading now?

The Snow Leopard

Who do you train with?

Fit Tri Run

Personal goals

3-hour marathon



A quotation you like…

We [run]  together, the mountain and me,

until only the mountain remains.


Why do you run?


Running is simple and makes sense. 

Describe your best marathon memory.


My best memory was as a spectator – Meb Keflezighi running into Cleveland Circle with a 200m lead that I didn’t think he could hold. 

Why do you pace?


To help other people believe they can meet their goals.  I’ve been running within seconds of a goal, late in the marathon, my eyes glued to the back of a pacer. 

Tell us your best pacing experience.


After the finish, watching people celebrate new PRs. 

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I try to plan a good strategy for the race, and take most of the work when running into a head wind. 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Don’t try anything new on race day.  Settle into a comfortable pace by mile 2.  Don’t expend any extra energy – save it for mile 22. 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Race day is like Christmas – the payoff after long anticipation. 


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I volunteer at a weekly dinner for medical students in Galveston. 



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