Pacer Arlen

Where are you from?

Katy, TX.

Current P.R.


Typical pace

12 to 13 minutes per mile

Number of marathons



Retired Chemical Engineer

Favorite marathon

Houston, Texas


Adventure Trips, Geocaching, Hiking

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?


Personal goals




A quotation you like…


What You Can Conceive, You Can Achieve

Why do you run?


Personal Health and the fact it allows me to do great adventures such as amazing hikes and mountain summits.

Describe your best marathon memory.


My personal record at the 1989 Houston Marathon where I qualified for Boston with my 3:18:48.   It took me ten years to finally break 3:20:00 after just missing many times.

Why do you pace?


I love to give back to runners by helping them achieve their goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


In 2008, I paced my two sons and my daughter at the Houston Marathon to their first marathon finish and my 30th consecutive Houston Marathon.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


They will achieve their goal and if they are trained, I will make it easy for them with my run / walk approach.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


It is a shared experience.    Let me do the work, and you can know I will be looking to provide the information you need to be successful.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I use the Galloway run / walk technique in my marathons.   Walk the water stops, walk the hills.


What philanthropic activities do you have?


Houston Marathon Pace team coordinator, Houston Marathon Warehouse Manager, very active in many areas at Heritage Grand active senior adult community, organization of adventure trips such as rim to rim Grand Canyon and mountain summits.


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