Pacer Jon

 

Where are you from?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Current P.R.

3:32:53

 

Birthday

November 13, 1957

 

Number of marathons

41

 

Typical pace

8:15-8:30

 

Favorite marathon

Milwaukee Lake Front Marathon

 

Occupation

Chiropractor

 

Favorite Running Food

Bananas & Bagels with Chive Cream Cheese

 

Hobbies

Running, Golf and Rock Climbing, reading

 

Who do you train with?

Badgerland Strider Members

 

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

I read 2-3 books at a time on a wide variety of subjects from self help, sci-fi, to mysteries and biographies

 

A quotation you like…

“Running becomes your own work of art, and you produce the best expression you can on that day.”

Jeff Galloway

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I love the felling of felling my body in motion – what a miracle of creation we are and to go within and feel the anatomy and physiology at work while running just gets me excited and brings me closer to God.  I also love the exercise, the challenge and being outdoors. An added benefit is I have made lots of friends through running; there isn’t anywhere I can’t go running with out seeing someone I know.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

I can’t say I have just one marathon that is my best memory because I have enjoyed each as a unique experience  – but the ones that stick out best in my mind are when everything came together and the marathon just went by effortlessly and almost magical – and a new PR was reached.

 

Why do you pace?

 

This will be my first experience pacing a group – I think it will be fun because I can use all of my coaching skills and motivational skills to help a group of people reach their goals and just maybe have a positive influence in their lives. I also like challenges and this will be a first for me.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I had my best PR buy staying right between to pacing groups and then finished strong by passing the front pacing group with 2 miles to go to the finish..

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I am a people person and a great motivator – I lead by example and will support them every step and mile right to the very last step across the finish line.  I slso know the course very well and so I can use that knowledge to adjust our running to the course demands.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

I will be both serious with the group and yet have fun along the way – however each runner needs to be as fully prepared and in the best shape as is possible for the marathon so as not to be totally dependent on me.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I will be incorporating periodic walk breaks into the marathon – walk breaks, in my opinion and experience, when down correctly and taken early will allow a stronger and better finish and aid in a shorter recovery. 

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

 

I give of my professional and running expertise in helping coach several Teams in Training groups and volunteer my time co-chairing several programs for the Badger Land Striders.

 

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