Bagel, shot blocks, pizza the night before
a long run
Traveling, reading, concerts/music
Who do you train with?
Elmhurst running club and Dick Pond
athletics and Fast track members
Favorite book, what are you reading now?
Once a Runner
A quotation you like…
To give anything less than your best is to
sacrifice the gift “Prefontaine”
To break 2:50 and run a marathon in every
Why do you run?
Because I can…Because I never made the
basketball or volleyball team…And because nothing gives me the same
satisfaction that I feel after an awesome workout or race.
Describe your best
My debut marathon in Chicago 2005. I had a
lot of support on the course, ran negative splits(4 min less the 2nd half)
and it felt easy until the last mile. I was talking the whole time!
Why do you pace?
Because I love being around other runners
and I love helping people, so this way I get to do both.
Tell us your best
Grand Rapids. I paced with 2 other guys and
we had a blast. That race has celebrity pace group names so it gives it a fun
Why should someone run
in your pace group?
Because it takes the pressure off of
running even splits on your own. It makes the miles fly by and makes it fun
with the whole group comradery. Sharing stories and experiences with other
runners is awesome.
Any tips for runners
about to join your group?
Ask lots of questions, don’t be
afraid to be vocal and cheer for others around you, and run the first half
totally relaxed. If you feel like it is hard early on, you are probably going
too fast. Also, don’t wait till the 3rd water stop to get fluids!
Anything else you’d
like to share?
Have more than just one goal, that way you
will never be too disappointed. Have FUN!!!