Pacer Ray

 

Where are you from?

Noblesville, Indiana

 

Current P.R.

Just over 4 hours for my first Marathon 10-3-2010

Birthday

3-24

 

Number of marathons

1 road marathon and one 50k ultra 2 years ago

Typical pace

7:30-8:00

 

Favorite marathon

Will be the Boston in a couple of weeks!

Occupation

Firefighter

 

Favorite Running Food

Cliff Bars/Pay Day’s/Pizza/Beer

Hobbies

Games (Board/Video) Movies/ Music

 

Who do you train with?

Pacer Glenn Hines

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

The Long Run

 

A quotation you like…

The more you sweat in practice the less you bleed in battle…Unknown

Personal goals

Get back to sub 1:30 half marathon pace after some setbacks this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I run because I can’t stop competing.  I need to run for fitness anyway so I just make a sport out of it. I run because when I take a couple day’s off I feel like crap.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Back in the 2009 Dances with dirt Ultra Marathon I actually fell asleep with 3 miles to go and snapped back awake just before hitting the ground. My running partner and I had a pretty good laugh about that.

 

Why do you pace?

 

This is my first time pacing.  I’m going to pace because I hope to help someone achieve the PR they are seeking.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

It is going to be at the Illinois Marathon pacing with you.

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

They should if they want to have a good time and good company during there long run.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Get good rest the night before and get ready for an enjoyable day.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m pretty excited to take on the challenge of pacing the 1:55 group.  I know what it’s like to achieve a PR and I hope that a lot of runners will be doing that in my group.

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

 

I do charity work for the MDA every August with other firefighters I work with at the Noblesville Fire Department

 

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