Pacer Josh

Where are you from?

Baltimore, MD

Current P.R.

3:20:16, Steamtown 2011

Typical pace

~8:00

Number of marathons

16

Occupation

Systems Engineer

Favorite marathon

Steamtown

Hobbies

Running IS my hobby!

Favorite Running Food

Pizza

What are you reading now?

Text books, I'm in night school

Who do you train with?

The Baltimore Pacemakers

Personal goals

To qualify for Boston before I age up and to qualify for Badwater.

 

 

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Why do you run?

 

Originally I began running for the health aspects but now it's just a way of life.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Finishing my first marathon felt amazing! Since then I've finished 50Ks, 50 milers and a 100 miler but I don't think any of those finishes compares to how I felt at the end of my first full marathon.

Why do you pace?

 

I love to run and I enjoy helping others to achieve their running goals whether it's qualifying for Boston, setting a new PR or finishing their first marathon.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

At the Maryland half marathon this past year, a small group of runners stayed with me the entire race and I encouraged a few of them to break away and finish ahead of the group at the end. Each of them had a different goal but they were all thrilled with the results. It was a fun experience.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I'm usually pretty good at distracting people during the run with conversation. I find that's the best way to make the miles go by.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Just be ready to have fun out there!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I don't have any time to volunteer right now but will probably help with trail restoration when I get my life back (i.e., when school is over). Most other contributions I make go towards the SPCA or other animal shelters.

 

 

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