Pacer Michael

Where are you from?

Loveland, OH

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Supply Chain Professional

Favorite marathon

Walt Disney World


Music, Reading, Outdoor Activities

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

“The Freedom of Self-Forgetfullness” – Timothy Keller

Who do you train with?

Solo runner, affiliated with Winter Garden Runners

Personal goals

My most immediate goal is to qualify for Boston!




A quotation you like…

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you; we are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll


Why do you run?


I run because I love how refreshing it is for the mind, body and soul.

Describe your best marathon memory.


The first marathon I ran, I was hurting really badly at the 24th mile. As soon as I saw the finish line, I began getting really emotional. I had never thought in my entire life that I would have been able to complete a marathon in my life. It helped jump-start my interest into running, trying to reach the 3:05:00 mark!

Why do you pace?


I love coaching runners through the highs and lows of running, literally. Helping runners achieve goals that they have is something that I take personal pride in. I also love getting to know runners over the miles, there’s an interesting bonding experience that happens when you run with people.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My best pacing experience was in 2012 when I paced for my sister in the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus, OH. My sister and I trained separately in different states. When I got to Columbus, we ran together for all 13 miles. It was a really cool experience as I got to spend some bonding time with my sister. I also helped her pace through the race, keeping her on track for her personal goal. She ended up running better than she had expected, which made me really proud to be able to witness her doing that.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I’m extremely consistent over the course of a race, I love being there for people and will help to achieve their goal. Coaching is something I’m really passionate about and I am extremely knowledgeable in a variety of running methods. Plus, I love to have fun!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


My style of pacing is to attack hills very quickly going up and slow going down, I run through water and aid stations at relatively full speed, I run a very consistent pace over the duration of the race. Other than that, I really like to talk, a lot. Don’t be a stranger if you want to ask me a question or just have a conversation!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Run your race! I’ve seen many people who freak out when a pace group passes people; don’t worry about it! It will all work out in the end, smile, enjoy the course and you’ll achieve your goals!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I regularly travel to Brazil to serve the poor and regular serve at my church in Oakland, Florida.



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