Pacer Mike Y.


Detroit, MI


Current P.R.

2hours 48minutes

Typical pace



Number of marathons



College Instructor


Favorite marathon


Any hobbies?

Classical Guitar


Favorite running music

The Crystal Method, Erasure, Keith Urban

Favorite running food

Peanut Butter & Banana


Favorite book, what are you reading now?


 Steven Pressfield: The War of Art


Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

Who do you train with?

Nobody but me


A quotation you like…

“I do not try to run better than anyone else… I only try to run better than myself.”









Why do you run?


3 reasons: Disassociation from life’s realities. Thinking. Praying.


Describe your best marathon memory.


The entire Boston Marathon weekend experience.


Why do you pace?


Fun and rewarding to give back and help others achieve goals.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pacing my girlfriend Molly in her 1st marathon. 


Why should someone run in your pace group?


The simple power of the pack…. You run with the pack, or you pee with the pups.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Be prepared to run 26.2 miles.   Just because you did a ½ marathon 8 months ago, does not mean you can simply do twice that now. 


Anything else you’d like to share?

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