Pacer Wallace

Where are you from?

Originally Baxley GA but I live in the Savannah GA area.

Current P.R. 3:24:18

 

Typical pace

Typical pace is between 7:30 & 8:30 depending on the run.

Number of marathons

8 (not including 2 Ultras and 1 Full Ironman)

Occupation

Electrical Engineer

Favorite marathon

Savannah RocknRoll

Hobbies

Running and doing triathlons

Favorite Running Food

Pasta

What are you reading now?

Active Triathlete Articles & Hansons Marathon Methods

Who do you train with?

My co-worker

Personal goals

Qualify for Boston

 

 

A quotation you like…

  • “Train like a Beast”
  • “Leave it all out there”
  •  "Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'."
    -Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner

Why do you run?

 

I run because I love it, not to mention to stay in shape. Most of the time people assume I’m out running because I’m training for a specific race. When they ask what I’m training for I tell them “I’m training for life”.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

The Savannah RocknRoll marathon. The weather was perfect, the course was pretty much flat, great crowd support and most importantly, it was local.

Why do you pace?

 

Because when I run races on my own, I pretty much plan to stick to the same pace the entire race, I don’t fluctuate much.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

My best experience is when I was pacing my daughter in a 5k race. I knew she was pushing herself but she kept assuring me the pace wasn’t too fast. Well apparently it was because she threw up 200 meters from the finish giving up a 3rd place age group award. Although she didn’t get an award, she learned a lot that day about her body and how to notice the signs of fatigue and pushing too hard. She was 9 then and to this day has not come close to beating the time she ran in that race. That tells me she left it all out there that day. Plus she now focuses on sprints on the track team.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I keep a steady pace and try to keep it a fun experience by interacting with the group when possible. I offer positive encouragement especially during the last 6 miles when things are getting tough.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

. I don’t stop at water stations but I do slow down to give those wanting a drink time to do so. 

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Volunteering at Church.

 

 

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