Pacer Shane at the 2014 Louisiana Marathon
 
 
Pacer Shane

Where are you from?

Shreveport, LA

Current P.R.

2:58:06

Typical pace

7:20

Number of marathons

5

Occupation

HVAC

Favorite marathon

I love Boston but I got to go with the Tyler Rose on this one, winning it in 2012 opened up a whole new world for me.

Hobbies

Car Audio

Favorite Running Food

Pre run dinner  -  Sushi or Italian with a glass of wine. During - GU Island Nectars and anything greasy post run.

What are you reading now?

 

Who do you train with?

My fiancé’  for  the most part, but we have a great group that joins us on the weekends.

Personal goals

As of now, I have 2 and they are kind of conflicting with one another. I want to do a 100 miler, but at the same time, I hate to jeopardize my Boston training. So, as of right now, the goal is to run Boston as many consecutive times as I can. So far I have run Boston 2013, and have qualified for 2014.

 

 

A quotation you like…

 

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it……..

Why do you run?

 

Running is such a great escape from the everyday worries we all have…..during a run, I don’t worry about the bills, I don’t think about the economy. I think about how free we all are when we run…..at peace, isn’t it GREAT!

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

My greatest marathon memory wasn’t even during a race……it would have to be when I got the email saying I made it into the Boston Marathon. I was grocery shopping at Wal-Mart, it had been several weeks since I submitted my application…..my phone alerted me that I had a new email. When I checked it and got done reading it, I broke down. All the hard work, all the miles…..it all came together at that moment.

Why do you pace?

 

It is such a great feeling to be a part of someone reaching their goals. To see them at their breaking point, minutes, sometimes seconds before they finish, and then to see it all turn around in the snap of a finger. To experience that feeling is great; to see someone experience that feeling is far greater.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I paced my fiance’ to a PR in the 2013 Boston 5k. To be a part of that was worth the whole trip, still her fastest 5k to date.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

My pace groups are always fun, lots of talking, reminding you that ‘you got this’…..together we will reach our goals.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Stay RELAXED!!! Don’t worry about the time…..that’s for me to do. Stay focused and get ready for the race of your life.

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I hold weekly track workouts as well as schedule long runs for all paces during the weekends…..I Sunday I organize a Sunday Runday group at a local eatery. We do low mileage, usually at recovery pace, then sit out on the patio and discuss upcoming races, training and encourage others to get involved.

 

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