Pacer Ken

Where are you from?

New Jersey

Current P.R.


Typical pace

7:30 / mile

Number of marathons



Controlling / Accounting

Favorite marathon

Cincinnati Flying Pig


Studying for the CPA exam currently, coaching others, big documentary and podcast fan

Favorite Running Food

Pre-Run Carb-Load Hibachi Rice & Chicken

Post-Race A Pizza, a Burger and Beer(s)

What are you reading now?

Run Faster by Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald, and 1:59 by Dr. Phil Maffetone

Who do you train with?

Coworkers during lunch

Personal goals

Break 2:40 in the marathon, 17 min in the 5k



A quotation you like…

There’s no better time than now.


Why do you run?


It’s one of the better aspects of life where the output/result has a measurable, direct and satisfying correlation with the preparation and focus you put in.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Breaking under 3 hours for the first time in Cincinnati, as it was a “lifetime” goal I was blessed with a great training cycle and perfect weather and got to achieve that goal at a young age.

Why do you pace?


For those of us with the fitness level and ability to talk others towards keeping up their effort, I think it’s a shame if we don’t support anyone we can. Also I had a great pacer one time who kept us going on a really hot day in a marathon, I hope to be half of what that guy was one day.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I paced a friend in their first half marathon after being their coach from the beginning. It was a beautiful moment seeing it all the way through and almost as satisfying for me as it was for them after all of the hard work.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


You’re going to get to that finish line with a smile, no matter how hard it gets!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Keep your eyes off the watch and on the road ahead, take in the moments throughout your day as you’ll have those splits to marvel at forever!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I hated running distance when in cross country, but now I can’t imagine life without it. I suffered an Achilles injury for a couple of years in high school and took it as a sign that my hatred for running meant something more, but it turns out it was actually what I needed to find out what I was missing out on.



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