Pacer Michael B.

Hometown

St. Louis

 

Current P.R.

3:07 marathon, 1:21 half

Where were you born?

St. Louis

 

Number of marathons

16 full

Birthday

July 7th

 

Favorite marathon

St.Louis – my first marathon. Ran a negative split in the last 6 miles of the race.

Typical pace

Rest 8:30, Training 7:30

 

Favorite running food

Pre race dinner – pizza.

Occupation

Real Estate Investor

 

Who do you train with?

Myself mostly

Any hobbies?

Rehabbing houses

 

Personal goals

Stay healthy, run for fun, race hard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

To release the energy I have stored up.  Also, I love being outdoors all year around. I always run in the morning, perfect way to start the day along with several cups of strong coffee.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

It was in my first marathon.  I finished the race with an all out sprint across the finish line.  After that I was hooked – marathon fever!

 

Why do you pace?

 

To help others meet their goals and get as excited about running as I am. Also, I love meeting new people and having other to talk to while running.

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I know how important your goals are and I will get you to the finish line with my experience.  I have run 16 marathons and over 30 half marathons – I am a very steady paced runner.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Be comfortable running 8 minute miles either in a shorter race or on a hard training run.  Don’t experiment with any new shoes or food before the race.  I think your long run should be at least 10 miles, at least 2 weeks before the race, that will get you mentally prepared for the distance.  Taper off your weekly mileage 2 weeks before the race, the week of the race get lots of rest and taper your mileage to  a total of 10 – 20 miles, you want your body to be as rested as possible.

 

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