Pacer Morgan

Where are you from?

Chicago, IL

Current P.R.

3:34:54 running with Pacer Mark at Kiawah Island

Typical pace

8:30 Full, 7:50 Half

Number of marathons

20+

Occupation

Accountant

Favorite marathon

Chicago’s crowd support is remarkable

Hobbies

Running, Triathlons, & Volleyball

Favorite Running Food

Peanut Butter on Toast pre race and then Gu’s during the race

What are you reading now?

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner.

Who do you train with?

Multiple people from work colleagues to running groups

Personal goals

3:35 Marathon- done!
Run all 50 States

 

 

A quotation you like…

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “ Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Why do you run?

 

Love being able to exercise and chat at the same time!

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Chicago 2010. The weather was great and I was able to execute my race plan exactly as I had hoped! Plus having crowd support the entire race is pretty amazing.

Why do you pace?

 

Love meeting new people and motivating people to reach their goal

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I recently helped pace a friend to reach her goal of a sub 4 hour marathon. She crushed it by going a 3:55! Such a great feeling helping someone achieve their goal and seeing sheer happiness on their face!

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I try to be extremely inspirational and I realize this is your race and I’m there solely to help you reach your goal! I hope to make the miles fly by and make each race you run with me a memorable experience with a fabulous result!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Keep your pacer informed on how we can help make this race a positive one for you. How much or how little you’d like to talk, how much or how little motivation/inspiration you’d like from us, etc. Also, remember to pace the first 20 and race the last 6.2. It’s a marathon after all… not a sprint. J Oh yeah, and listen to your body!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Most important thing is to enjoy your race experience.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I love dogs and volunteer at shelters as much as possible.

 

 

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