Pacer Emeritus Paul


Columbus, OH


Current P.R.

2:36:00 Detroit

Where were you born?

St Paul, MN


Number of marathons

Over 125


April 8th


Favorite marathon

Tie...Walt Disney World and Detroit

Typical pace

3:30 to 4:30


Favorite running music

So many different ones...all live including AC/DC, Foghat, Elbow, Ting Tings...


College professor and public relations agency owner


Favorite running food

Pizza...after the run of course.

Any hobbies?

Music fan...all types. Sports fan...almost any sport.


Who do you train with?

Pacer Chris

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate, by Joel Postman


A quotation you like…

Mongo only pawn... in game of life.” – Alex Karras as Mongo in the Mel Brooks classic movie Blazing Saddles.

Personal goals

Doctoral candidate at Colorado State University...hope to complete by 2012. Continue running...complete a 24 hour run.






Why do you run?

For the fun of it, for the competitiveness of it, to see the world from a different point-of-view, and because I don't have the talent for many other sports.


Describe your best marathon memory.

So many...I think many have been celebrating a successful run with people I have paced at the end of a marathon. My personal best was the 50KM win.


Why do you pace?

A great way to meet other runners and help them reach a goal that I have reached. I pace mostly because of the social aspect. I train alone most often, simply due to my working schedule. So, pacing lets me help and run with others and make new friends along the way.


Tell us your best pacing experience.

Fargo, ND, 2008. Windy two women through their Boston qualifying times. I blocked the wind for one lady who was giving up with only two miles to go...she stayed behind me until near the Fargo Dome. She made it!!!


Why should someone run in your pace group?

If they want to achieve the time goal I am pacing, they have a pretty good chance of doing that if they stick with me. I have jokes they will use in the office later...all clean and corny. They will have someone who can help them understand how to run the distance and achieve their marathon goal. And, I hope they will make new friends along the way.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Train for the distance...make certain that you have the time on your feet needed to go the marathon distance. Start at least 12 weeks out...get the body and mind ready for the distance. Know the demands the time goal will make on some long training runs to understand this. Join a training team...this can be very helpful with regard to motivation, learning how to run and selection of running gear. Team in Training and others are worth exploring. Listen to the pace team particular with regard to how water stops work. Use some form of energy supplement...gels are great, but get used to them before race day. Have Fun!!! Don't worry about the run, just enjoy the moment.


Anything else you'd like to share?

Remember that the marathon is a tough event, but it also should be a fun life experience.


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