Pacer Don 


Indianapolis, Indiana


Current P.R.

3:39 Columbus 2006

Where were you born?

Cadillac, Michigan


Number of marathons



November 19


Favorite marathon

Portland, ME

Typical pace

8:35 (marathon)


Favorite running music

I never run with anything in my ears




Favorite running food


Any hobbies?

Running, bicycling


Who do you train with?

My wife, Chris, and IndyRunners

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

2666: A Novel by Roberto Bolaño



Personal goals

Get as close as I can to 3:30






Why do you run?


To live a long and healthy live so I can be there for my family.


Describe your best marathon memory.


Running the last mile in Columbus in 2006 and realizing that unless I dropped over dead, I was going to BQ in my first marathon.


Why do you pace?


Because of the great experience I had being paced in my first marathon, knowing how much it contributed to what I achieved.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


I’m a pacing newbie.  See above for best experience being paced.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


4:15 is the marathon sweet spot these days.  It is the top of the bell curve distribution of marathon finishing times.  The more the merrier!


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Discipline at the start.  Seconds too fast at the beginning is minutes too slow at the end.  Even splits all the way.


Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m looking forward to my first experience as a pacer.


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