Pacer Ken

 

Where are you from?

Portage, MI

Current P.R.

2:38:48-2011 Bayshore Marathon

Typical pace

approx. 6:00 min/miles for marathons, approx. 6:45-7:15 min/ miles for easy runs

Number of marathons

30

Occupation

Critical Care Float Registered Nurse

Favorite marathon

Walt Disney World Marathon for the experience...Flying Pig for the course and spectators...so far...

Hobbies

I enjoy running, working out, travelling, movies, video games, hanging out, and relaxing.

Favorite Running Food

Pasta and Cliff bars (pre-race)

Cheesecake Factory (post-race)

What are you reading now?

Runner's World, Running Times

Who do you train with?

Kalamazoo Area Runners (club) and on my own

Personal goals

Run a marathon in every state, run 100+ marathons, and run every World Major marathon

 

 

A quotation you like…

Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

Why do you run?

For physical and emotional health, as well as, pushing myself to the limit.

Describe your best marathon memory.

Every marathon finish!  Watching my twin sister finish her first marathon.

Why do you pace?

To help others achieve their hard working running goals!

Tell us your best pacing experience.

Every pacing experience has had its own positive experiences!

Why should someone run in your pace group?

If anyone wants to have an outgoing, fun, knowledgeable, informative, and MOTIVATING pacer get them to the finish line in goal oriented time...I'm your man.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Be ready for an unforgettable and amazing pacing experience, POW!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I love to run most of the time. I love to eat all of the time. Some would say I run to eat.  Finally, GO BLUE! (University of Michigan)

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Working as an RN of course and volunteering my time as a pacer and a summer camp counselor at "Camp Catch a Rainbow". It's a camp for kids that have/had cancer. We just want to make them feel like a kid for a week:)

 

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