Pacer Paul

Where are you from?

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

Current P.R.

3:06

Typical pace

7:15

Number of marathons

5

Occupation

Historic Preservation Specialist

Favorite marathon

New York City

Hobbies

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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