Pacer Larry

Where are you from?

Chicago, IL


Current P.R.



April 9


Number of marathons


Typical pace

Marathon P.R. pace 6:16


Favorite marathon

New York


Food Scientist


Favorite Running Food

Sea food pasta


Hockey, biking, cooking


Who do you train with?

Nike Marathon Training, Running Away Multisport and Fleet Feet

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Angels and Demons, currently reading the Da Vinci Code


A quotation you like…

Seek and destroy.

Personal goals

Top 100 Corral at Chicago in the next 2 years.






Why do you run?


It is the easiest way for me to continually challenge my body and mind.


Describe your best marathon memory.


Winning the Journey’s Marathon with a new P.R. and my family at the finish line.


Why do you pace?


To help others accomplish their goal just like a pacer helped me accomplish mine when I started running.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Getting a phone call from a lady who trained with me every Monday for 17 weeks thanking me for helping her qualify for Boston in her first marathon (the call was unnecessary, she had the ability to do it all along).


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I’m consistent from mile to mile.  I don’t bank time or negative split.  If you want to run the race at a 3:10 pace, a 3:10 pace is what you can expect from start to finish.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


I tend to talk, a lot.  I do it to hopefully entertain and keep your mind distracted.  Also, once we hit that home stretch, you better get moving.  We know what time I am going to run.  Get in front of me at that point and go get the best time you can.


Anything else you’d like to share?

You need to know the difference between “I’m hurting myself” pain and “I’m running a marathon” pain.  Of course it’s not going to feel good and it is going to be hard.  If it was easy, everyone could do it. 


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