Pacer Scooby


Where are you from?

 Youngstown Ohio

Current P.R.  2:44:47

 (October 2011)

Typical pace


Number of marathons 



 Civil Engineer

Favorite marathon: 



 skiing, hiking, cooking, soccer, baseball, ultimate frisbee, remodeling.

Favorite Running Food:


What are you reading now?

 Born to Run

Who do you train with?

Second sole running group, northeast Ohio trail runners, Youngstown road runners, Salem runners, and lots of other running friends :)

Personal goals

 Running:  I'd like to run a sub 2:40 marathon this year.  I'd like to keep getting faster and someday reach my maximum potential.  Run a marathon in every state.

Life: I'd like to get married, have kids and continue making memories with them.



A quotation you likeā€¦

 The body achieves what the mind believes.


Why do you run?


 I run simply because I love it!   I love being in the outdoors, breathing the fresh air, running in the park amongst the trees and along the rivers and around the lakes, running on trails, roads, grass is all so much fun!

Describe your best marathon memory.


 For sure: running the Beaver Island Marathon last fall. I drove 8 hours and took a 2 hour boat ride filled with runners out to the island.  I ran the marathon really well, starting out conservative then catching runner after runner until I took the lead after about 10 miles.  My PR was 3:09:24 at the time and I was hoping to break 2:55... I finished in 2:45:10 and won by several minutes.  That was one of the most incredible feelings I've ever had at a race!

Why do you pace?


 I pace because I love to run marathons, love to have an impact and help others accomplish something big, and I enjoy meeting new people and talking about running.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


 Because I will help them reach their goal, tell them about some of the races and experiences i've had such as my races in alaska, bermuda, houston, boston, rochester, beaver island, etc.  I love motivating people and helping them achieve their goeals.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Long runs are the key to running a marathon.  For me, running 2 hard and then 1 week easy works well if i'm training to run a fast marathon.  Get the miles in and  the benefits will show.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

 I volunteer at a number of races and am the secretary on the Peace Race board.  I also make donations to different organizations within the church and participate in the annual Passion Play.



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