Pacer Greg

 

Where are you from?

Swarthmore PA

Current P.R.

3:37

Typical pace

8:30-9:15

Number of marathons

11

Occupation

Psychologist

Favorite marathon

Marine Corps

Hobbies

Knitting, biking, reading

Favorite Running Food

GU

What are you reading now?

The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA; First Triathalons; The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Whom do you train with?

Delaware County Road Runners

Personal goals

Qualify for Boston, and maybe an Ironman if my family supports me!

 

 

A quotation you like…

Happiness is a long run…(or something like that, by the Beatles)!

 

Why do you run?

 

It is my antidepressant, mood stabilizer, and pick me up when I am down!

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

My first marathon – Philadelphia 2008.  It was a frigid day and my kids were freezing, but I cried copious tears of joy when my wife found me with them at the finish line.  My finisher photo shows me holding them, one on each hip, with my medal proudly dispayed!

Why do you pace?

 

I love helping people.  It is part of my personal mission statement and make my own long runs more fun and purposeful.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

This year’s New Jersey Marathon was an absolute blast.  The weather was perfect, cool and cloudy for the first twenty-one miles, then the sun peaked out behind us as we made our way north along the shore to the finish.  The surf was calling, and I took an restorative ice bath in the ocean afterwards!  Awesome.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

Because I love to run, share stories about my experiences, laugh, cheer, motivate, and encourage.  Everyone who shows up race day morning has done lots of work to get there.  The race is the culmination of those efforts and should be celebrated and enjoyed!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

I will strive for even splits and lots of smiles.  Be ready to share a little about yourself, if you want, and have fun in the process.  Once you have done your long runs in training, relax in your taper and remember that racing really should be fun!

Anything else you’d like to share?

My favorite cookie is chocolate chip..wink wink, nudge nudge…

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am a member of the Lions Club and in my job regularly give back to others and my community.

 

 

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