Tony & Becky- August 2011

 

 

 

 

   Pacer Tony

Hometown

Currently reside in: Boulder, Colorado

 

Current P.R.

2:54:50 (El Paso 2012)

Where were you born?

Born & raised in: El Paso, Texas

 

Number of marathons

Close to 50 & counting…

Ultras + 4 & counting

Birthday

March 27th

 

Favorite marathon

ALL marathons that I have done have been my favorite.  Each time I run a marathon, whether on a new course or one I've done before, I enjoy it for its uniqueness, challenges and individuality. 

Typical pace

Pacing 3:05 – 3:25

 

Favorite running music

I don not listen to music when I run. When I do, it's live music.

Occupation

Boulder Sports Performance LLC, Operator & Owner

 

Favorite running food

I completely stuff my face with Pizza and any kind of dessert

Any hobbies?

I love to read.  Usually when cross-training, I'll hop on my spoin bike and go through almost a whole book.  I also like hiking and sleeping.

 

Who do you train with?

I'm very spoiled living in Boulder.  I get to train with past Olympians, current world-renowned triathletes and ultrarunners.  By no means do I hang with them.  It's usually on one of their "easy days" that I train with them.

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

CThe book that I keep re-reading is "Lone Survivor"..it's very inspirational, motivating, and touching.

 

A quotation you like…

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!"

"Eat right, exercise, die anyway"

Personal goals

My short term running goal is to run the Leadman" Challenge 2012 (don't know what i si...look it up.  My long term goal is to run from southern border of Colorado to the northern border. 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

Not only is running euphoric & relaxing, but the mental and physical benefits from it are unquestionable. I love to feel the heart, lungs & legs burning. Its lets me know that I’m alive!!

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

All marathons that I have done have been very memorable. The one that sticks out most in my mind is the Bataan Death March located at White Sands Missile Range, NM in March 2009. For my 30th birthday I wanted to do something for this tremendous milestone. Long story short, I ran the entire 26.2 miles with a 35lbs. rucksack (backpack) on me and ended up finishing 1st overall in the “Heavy” Category; even finishing before the military participants. I was so surprised, excited and initially just happy finishing the race. It was quite an experience.

 

Why do you pace?

 

I love helping other runner achieve their goals. Whatever they may be, once you’ve accomplished them it is the most gratifying feeling.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I’ve got a lot. Ask me during the run.

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

If you want to be pumped up and have fun, then pacing with me will be the right fit. I’m very passionate about running and when I’m doing what I love most…it shows.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Working in the fitness industry, I have to be motivating, challenging, & intense. In saying that, I may come off a little too extreme but in the end its helps. Oh and I love to laugh too and maybe a few jokes along the way.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

When running with me, don’t leave anything left on the course. Every ounce of energy, focus and drive is put out on the course. We’ll work hard together and celebrate at end.

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