Pacer Paul

Where are you from?

Born in Reading, PA. Currently reside in Troy, NY

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Historic Preservation Specialist

Favorite marathon

New York City


Family time, sports, hiking, camping, music

Favorite Running Food

Pretzels and M&Ms

What are you reading now?

Anything of interest to me right now

Who do you train with?

Usually solo

Personal goals

Run the Boston Marathon, stay fit, and live life!



A quotation you like…

“Life is complicated. Running is simple. Is it any wonder that people like to run?” – Kevin Nelson


Why do you run?


Why not? No other for m of exercise makes me feel better. It gives me a chance to escape and be free while I get fresh air and enjoy the scenery. I will run as long as I can.

Describe your best marathon memory.


My best marathon memory was at last year’s New York City Marathon. It was my first NYC Marathon and what a way to see New York City! I enjoyed meeting people from all over the world who enjoy running and the camaraderie. The enthusiastic crowd I saw definitely motivated me.

Why do you pace?


I want to help others reach their personal running goals. I find it so rewarding to help others through their journey.



Why should someone run in your pace group?


The Mohawk Hudson course is my home course, so I am very familiar with all sections of it. I enjoy a good conversation along the way if you need one and can tell you a little about the area’s history. Most of all, I just like to have fun and enjoy the moment. We are all in it together!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


I find the running a steady pace throughout is the best. If you are feeling good the last 2-3 miles and want to pick it up a bit, then go for it! Always remember to breathe, relax, and smile, even through the pain.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I try to remind myself everyday while I am running or exercising that I am extremely lucky to be doing this and to never take it for granted. Always be thankful.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

None specifically, but I am always willing to volunteer my time for a good cause to various organizations. In addition, I coach soccer, basketball, and baseball for various youth sports organizations



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