Pacer Ryan

Where are you from?

Northfield, Minnesota

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons




Favorite marathon

Eugene Curnow



Favorite Running Food

Bacon wrapped dates

What are you reading now?

The Topeka School

Who do you train with?


Personal goals

The Infinitis 888

A quotation you like…

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Why do you run?

It’s a form of meditation and fulfillment. Especially as a lawyer, sometimes you need to get away.

Describe your best marathon memory.

Sitting in the grass after midnight, 180 miles into a 200 mile race.

Why do you pace?

It’s a privilege to share meaningful experiences with others.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

First time pacing and running with a woman for her first marathon and BQ.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

Because it’s not about the running. It’s about carrying the energy and making experiences as a community of runners.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

You’re in a safe place among supportive people. Relax as best you can and enjoy the company of those around you.

Anything else you’d like to share?

There is no such thing as an easy marathon and each marathon is unique. Be kind to yourself and let the experiences come without judgment.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

High school coach


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