Pacer Jeffrey

Where are you from?

Little Rock, AR

Current P.R.

2:56

Typical pace

7:15

Number of marathons

11

Occupation

Accountant

Favorite marathon

Grandma’s Marathon

Hobbies

Anything outdoors, reading, and singing

Favorite Running Food

Pizza for sure

What are you reading now?

Mere Christianity

Who do you train with?

Friends all over Little Rock

Personal goals

Run all the Marathon majors

 

 

A quotation you like…

Tread Softly, for you tread on my dreams.

 

Why do you run?

 

Originally to stay fit, but now I run to get lost in my thoughts.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Breaking 3 hours for the first time while running along the beautiful lake superior.

Why do you pace?

 

I pace, because I reached most of my marathon goals. Now I want to help others reach theirs.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I have rarely had the experience of starting and finishing a race with a lot of the same people in my pace group. I had a great time pacing a friend to a half marathon PR that he’d been trying to reach for years. I love seeing people achieve the goals for which they’ve been training. This one was special, because he was a great friend.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I will run as close to even splits as I can while trying to be encouraging to every person in my group. I want people to feel confident that I will cross the finish line in the time listed on my pacing stick.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Don’t be nervous or intimidated. Trust your training. We all have good and bad days, but even pacing will give you a great opportunity to reach your goal. It’s always easier and more fun to run in a group than trying to conquer a race on your own.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Plan for chaffing. You may never have chaffed in the past, but you don’t want to experience it for the first time in a race. Use body glide or tape, and you can let that worry go. Be smart about your nutrition and sleep the few days before the race. Be sure to stay hydrated and off your feet as much as possible until race morning. Staying hydrated and fueled while you’re running is a must. A marathon is a long way, and you’ll need all the energy you can on the last 10K.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am active in my local church and participate in multiple charity events throughout the year. Most of them benefit local school children by teaching business focused classes in local schools. I also try to raise money each year for St. Jude Children’s hospital and the American Diabetes Association.

 

 

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