Pacer Tony

Where are you from?

Indialantic, Florida

Current P.R.

3:25:45 / 1:29:54 (Half)

Typical pace

1:45 Half marathon (8:00)

Number of marathons

10

Occupation

Engineer

Favorite marathon

Grandma’s

Hobbies

Running, Golf, Reading

Favorite Running Food

Pizza

What are you reading now?

Umberto Eco, “The Prague Cemetery”

Who do you train with?

Five different groups per week.

Personal goals

Run marathons healthy into my sixties.

 

 

A quotation you like…

“Slow miles are better than no miles”

 

Why do you run?

 

To maintain my sanity and drink beer without fear of gaining too much weight

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Running the 2014 Boston Marathon, a cathartic day for the city of Boston.

Why do you pace?

 

Enjoy helping other runners achieve their race goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Every pace event when the runners pull ahead the last couple of miles and say thanks.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I keep it loose and tell jokes. Also, help runners realize that you don’t have to be young and 5% body fat to set and achieve racing goals.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Set a realistic goal based on weekly mileage.  Many runners are too optimistic on pace when running insufficient weekly miles.  On a positive note, encourage runners in the last few miles to run ahead and challenge themselves down the stretch.

Anything else you’d like to share?

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

My wife and I are involved with our church and church school.

 

 

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