Pacer Jeff

Where are you from?

Killeen, TX

Current P.R. 03:31 Marathon


Typical pace

08:00/mi Marathon

Number of marathons 32



Music Instructor

Favorite marathon

New York City



Running (Duh!), Music, Woodworking

Favorite Running Food Grilled Cheese (Has saved me during many ultras!)


What are you reading now?

50/50 By Dean Karnazes

Who do you train with? Myself


Personal goals

Complete Vol State 500K, Run Capital to Coast Solo (223 miles)



A quotation you like…

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” Dean Karnazes

Why do you run?


Who knows! Probably just to keep myself sane. I use running as a way to work through things that are going on in life. I find myself running more miles as I get more stressed by everyday things.

Describe your best marathon memory.


My best marathon memory has to be from my very first. I wa SO under-trained for it. I decided to upgrade from the half to the full at packet pickup, even though I wasn’t even trained properly for a half. The first half of the run went pretty well, but as soon as I made the turn around my body just gave up. It was getting warmer, I was tired, and there were not many other runners around. The reason I consider this my best memory is that I fought through all of that and finished the run. I never gave up and just kept putting one foot in front of the other. You can always take one more step. 

Why do you pace?


I want to help people accomplish their goals. It is awesome to see someone finish and do more than they ever thought possible.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Actually not a marathon pacing experience, but a 100 miler pacing experience. I was able to help a friend finish their last 20 mile loop at Rocky Raccoon 100 a couple of years ago. It was the middle of the night and we were both beat. We kept moving through the night and finished just as the sun was coming up. The perfect setting for an accomplishment like that!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I like to have fun, tell stories, maybe a few bad jokes. Anything to keep us moving toward the finish line. No matter what happens, we will get there!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Trust your training. You have put in the work, and now it is time to go out and show the world. Don’t let your mind trick you, you ARE prepared!

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I run for a local food/clothing bank here in the central texas area called Metal Help.



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