Pacer Selvin

Where are you from?

 

 

Miami, Florida

Current P.R.

2:52

Typical pace

7:20-7:55 easy/recovery pace

Number of marathons

5

Occupation

Full time student at the University of Central Florida (UCF)

Favorite marathon

SpaceCoast Marathon

Hobbies

-Reading running related articles

-Watching Hulu plus

-Playing Clash of Clans (app game)

 

Favorite Running Food

Pre race: banana-strawberry chia smoothie + perpetuam

 

During: clif shots

 

Post race: sunchy mango or banana juice, kefir blueberry yogurt smoothie and bananas.

What are you reading now?

Lots of textbooks for my classes.

Who do you train with?

My rival, Downtown Runners in Orlando, and UCF running club

Personal goals

Running sub 16:30 5k, sub 1:17 half marathon, sub 2:40 full marathon

 

 

A quotation you like…

“A moment of Pain, is worth a lifelong of Pride”

Why do you run?

 

To get faster and stronger. I like the competitive race environment. I also love the sport.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Running 2013 Space coast Full marathon running a 2:55. I felt so strong the whole way until the end but still managed to come in top 5.

Why do you pace?

 

To help others reach their goals by being as supportive and reliable as possible.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Pacing myself for the 2013 Space Coast Marathon helped me realize how important pacing is. No matter how good you feel around mile 12-18, do not pick up the pace until mile 23 where you can actually give it your all and withstand the pain if it comes your way because there will only be 5 kilometers to go.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

To achieve their goal. I will not disappoint and I will also encourage and discuss race strategy and modify that strategy while we run depending how you may feel to obtain the best possible race result.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Understand your physical fitness and where you are at to see if your pace is near my pace. If your pace is slightly slower, stay in the back of the pack to draft the group to make your pace easier. If slightly faster, join me in the front and we can discuss potential race strategy to have a quicker second half of the race. Good luck!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Trust your training and believe in yourself. The human body can do amazing things, you just have to let it.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Planning on being part of Limbitless Solutions which develop bionic arms/hands for kids who do not have one. We 3D print the material and design the arms based on the child’s personality at no cost.

 

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