Pacer Nathan

Where are you from?

Boca Raton, FL (but born in Heidelberg, Germany)

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Financial Planner

Favorite marathon

Whichever I ran last


Running, Reading, Relaxing

Favorite Running Food

Nutella on white bread

What are you reading now?

Retirement Planning Guidebook

Who do you train with?

A motley crew of Boca Raton, FL runners

Personal goals

To chase big running adventures in remote places. Ouray 100 is the current dragon I hope to slay.



A quotation you like…

Run a lot of miles

Some faster than your race pace

Rest once in a while

-       Dr. Michael Joyner

Why do you run?


I find the discipline required to get out the door for a run every single day to be extremely valuable for my mental and physical health.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Reaching the final 10k of my first marathon and realizing I was feeling great, was well under my target pace, and that I could cruise into the finish and still BQ even if something went a bit wrong.

Why do you pace?


I love running. I hope for others to love running. I enjoy helping others to try to meet their running goals. In many ways, I enjoy pacing even more than I enjoy racing myself.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


While pacing a friend overnight at the Western States 100, we both independently yet simultaneously decided to turn off our headlamps as we noticed the moon flooding the trail with moonlight. Just for a few minutes, we ran up the road to Rucky Chucky aid station in total silence completely emersed in the sounds and smells of the surrounding wilderness and mountains.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


It’s almost always easier to run in a group than alone. So come follow a shoulder and we’ll work toward the target finishing time together smoothly and efficiently. Chatting is fine. Hanging along quietly is great, too. Whatever you need to get there.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


If you’re running near your fitness, the pace in a marathon is going to feel too easy early on and too hard later. Both those feelings are fine. And you’ll be fine once you settle into both the ease and the discomfort as they arrive.






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