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Jim was the guide for blind runner Capt. Ivan Castro at the 2009 USAF Half Marathon 

Pacer Jim

Hometown

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Current P.R.

I last raced in 2003 and did a 3:24

eMail

Jim@MarathonPacing.com

 

Number of marathons

60ish

Typical pace

4:00 – 6:30 marathons

 

Favorite marathon

The one I’m running with you

Occupation

Energy consultant

 

Favorite running music

Anything from the 60’s or early 70’s.

Any hobbies?

Besides running, I like to swim, hike and ski.

 

Favorite running food

Chocolate Milk

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

I'm either reading Running Times or some mystery paperback on an airplane

 

Who do you train with?

My “stupid running friends”.

Personal goals

Run a marathon with my daughter


 

A quotation you like…

"I don't have the slightest interest in hearing why something can't be done".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

It is a great way to develop great friendships, see new places from a different perspective and beat the age curve.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

I create new ones every time I get to pace a marathon.

 

Why do you pace?

I enjoy all of the runners and how individual everyone is.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

I paced a race this year with a women in my group that had lost 100 pounds.  The dedication of such people amazes me.

 

Explain why should someone run in your pace group?

We have fun as a group and the energy of the group will help sustain you through the race

 

Running tips for runners about to join your group.

Ask about my "Six Secret Tips Guaranteed To Improve Your Marathon Performance".

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