Pacer Phil

Where are you from?

Lincoln California but I currently live in Pittsburgh PA

Current P.R.

3:07 full, 1:21 half

Typical pace

7ish during training

7:30 as a pacer

Number of marathons

3 by themselves and 2 in Ironman Triathlons

Occupation

Director of Supply Chain

Favorite marathon

CIM and Pittsburgh

Hobbies

Traveling: I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled to over 55 countries

Hiking: last Christmas I accomplished a life long goal of  summiting Mt Kilimanjaro

Favorite Running Food

Pasta for dinner. Oatmeal for breakfast

What are you reading now?

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Who do you train with?

Stu Weiler, Aaron Morgan, Bruce Jenkins

 

Pittsburgh Sports League and People Who Run Downtown

Personal goals

To hike the 7 Summits and qualify for Boston again

 

 

A quotation you like…

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” ― Henry Ford

Why do you run?

 

To stay in shape and push myself

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

After PRing by 19 minutes (3:07 from 3:26, thanks to pacer Steve in the 3:05 pace group) and qualifying for Boston at the 2013 Wineglass Marathon, I broke my glass medal at the after party. Bart Yasso overheard me telling my story to the race director and he said, “Phil, I ran the race today and was given a finishers medal. I have thousands of medals and would be happy to give you mine from today.”  He brought his back and signed it for me.

Why do you pace?

 

To help other people achieve their goals

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Spring Thaw 2015 in Pittsburgh’s North Park was my first time pacing. My friend and fellow pacer Stu Weiler was not feeling well and asked me to fill in the day before for the 7:30 pace group. I was actually a bit nervous about staying exactly on time but after the first 10 miles we were miraculously only off by 1 second.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I’m easy going, but mostly because they want to go the speed I am pacing

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Push yourself hard during training so you can enjoy your race

Anything else you’d like to share?

Hablo espanol

Ich kann Deutsch sprechen

What philanthropic activities do you have?

 

 

 

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