The sound of my feet.Back in my headphone wearing days, Black Uhuru or Johnny Clegg.
Favorite running food
International travel, fishing, listening to live bands at small
Who do you train with?
I’m the Marathon Training
Coordinator for the St. Louis
Track Club Marathon Training Program.We get up to 70 runners for our weekend
Favorite book, what are you reading now?
Reading the biography of Abraham Lincoln
A quotation you like…
“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is
to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”Buddha
Stay healthy so that I can keep running, so that I can stay
Why do you run?
Apart from the physical challenge and the friends I’ve made
running, I run because I’m not very good at just sitting around. I also run because I cannot think of any
time I’ve finished a casual run or a race and regretted having laced up that
Describe your best
Probably not my time in the medical tent at my first St. Louis
Marathon, largely the result of my being clueless about marathons and
registering for the race on a whim, without having logged more than a 6-miler.Perhaps the first time I broke 3-hour marathon
Why do you pace?
It’s so much more fun than running a marathon solo.I get a lot of satisfaction from helping
others run a smart marathon and seeing just what they are capable of doing.
Tell us your best
Earlier in 2009, I had a good streak.I led pace groups for 4 consecutive weeks
and capped it off with a perfect
chip time in Pittsburgh.
Why should someone run
in your pace group?
If you’ve trained properly and set a realistic goal, I’ll help
you get there.References available
Any tips for runners
about to join your group?
Promise yourself ahead of time that you’ll stick with our game
plan, then stick with it.The most
common mistake my runners make is pulling ahead of the group, only to get
humbled at mile 23 as they have bonked and our group cheerfully passes them.
Anything else you’d
like to share?
Not running related, but I used to be a Peace Corps Volunteer on
a tropical island, where I lived in a leaky palm frond shack without running
water or electricity.