Pacer Mike at Fox Valley

  Pacer Mike

Hometown

Wauconda, IL

 

Current P.R.

2:54:46

Where were you born?

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Number of marathons

18 and 10 ultras

Birthday

09/11

 

Favorite marathon

Boston

Typical pace

7:30- 8:00 for training runs

 



Occupation

Information Security

 

Favorite running food

I usually eat granola before races.  Other than that, I just like to eat

Any hobbies?

Hiking,

 

Who do you train with?

Anyone who enjoys running long

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Brew Like A Monk

 

 

 

Personal goals

Finish a 100 miler

<2:50

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I run because it keeps me feeling healthy, relaxed, and balanced.  I like running because it is simple, can be done any season, and just feels natural.  I like running because there is a new challenge every day.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Lakefront Marathon – Milwaukee, WI.  My first sub 3 attempt.  I trained hard all season and knew at that point I could make it.  I proceeded to make the last 10K of the race my fastest 10K. 

 

Why do you pace?

 

I like to be able to help others in their pursuit of their goals.  Everyone has an individual goal, and it feels great to be a part of making that goal happen.

 



 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I have dealt with a wide variety of conditions racing marathons, including 88 degree temperatures, extremely hilly terrain, and just plain flat.  I’ve learned to recognize when I’m pushing to hard, haven’t drank enough fluids or vice versa.  I think I can both motivate people to do their best and also help people recognize when they might want to back off.  I have plenty of interesting stories to share, and always want to hear new ones.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Stick with your race plan, don’t change things last minute because of last minute doubts.

 

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