Pacer Marco

Where are you from?

Chattanooga, TN

Current P.R.

3:20 marathon in 2011

Typical pace

8 min/mile is my happy pace.

Number of marathons

About 10


Registered Dietitian for WIC

Favorite marathon

Chickamauga Battlefield


Cooking, Netflix (if that even counts)

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Who do you train with?

Chattanooga Track Club

Personal goals

Raise children with my lovely wife one day.



A quotation you like…


“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” Yogi Berra

Why do you run?


I must take advantage of the good running genes my dad passed on to me. (I got the good looks from my mom.)

Describe your best marathon memory.


Eating the banana pudding and tortilla soup at the end of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon.

Why do you pace?


I’m not very competitive and I like the challenge of keeping even splits.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


When I was in my best running shape, I paced a 4:00 group and didn’t feel terrible at the end. It shocked me to feel like that after a full Marathon.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


If someone want to cross the finish line at my time, with roughly even splits, then they should run in my pace group. If not, then at least I’m a good visual aide to see where you are in the race.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


It’s hard to run the same pace the whole run, so it’s ok if you have to speed up or slow down. And if you are running in my group, I’d love to chat!


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