Pacer Peter

Where are you from?

Lakeville, MN

 

Current P.R.

3:28:29, Twin Cities 2009

Birthday

12/15

 

Number of marathons

12

Typical pace

8:00/marathon 7:15/half

 

Favorite marathon

Twin Cities

Occupation

Engineer / Scientist

 

Favorite Running Food

Post Race Pizza and Ice Cream

Hobbies

Reading, Coaching sons sports teams

 

Who do you train with?

Self / Saturday Morning Runner’s Gate Crew

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Now: War and Peace (the book for distance runners), Leo Tolstoy

All Time: The Stand, Stephen King

 

A quotation you like…

If you start to feel good in a marathon, don’t worry that will pass

Personal goals

BQ in 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

Initially I started running to get in shape, now for my daily “alone” time and stress relief

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Des Moines 2010 which I went into with mediocre training and with no expectations and ended up running nearly even splits and had a great run with a very respectable time.

 

Why do you pace?

 

I enjoy helping other and am looking forward to giving back to other runners

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

First time, so I’m hoping it will be Fargo Half 2011

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

To have fun and hit your goal on race day

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Put in your miles during training

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Married to Michele who for some reason puts up with my obsessive behavior during taper weeks

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Volunteer coach for my sons’ soccer and basketball teams, member of School Advisory Committee at sons school

 

 

 

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