Pacer Elli

Where are you from?


Current P.R.


Typical pace

8:15 - 8:30

Number of marathons



Software Engineer

Favorite marathon



Poi Spinning

Favorite Running Food

Clif Shots

What are you reading now?

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

Who do you train with?

mostly myself

Personal goals

Be a good husband, parent, citizen, and human being

A quotation you like…

“Good health is a crown on the head of the healthy that only the ill can see”

Why do you run?

It’s the best mixture of quiet solitude and group camaraderie I’ve come across yet

Describe your best marathon memory.

Finishing a marathon and being so sore that I asked a hobo near the finish line if I could borrow his street curb to sit down

Why do you pace?

Awesome way to help folks get their goals

Tell us your best pacing experience.

At mile 25, help encourage a fellow who was feeling the mileage pull across the finish line

Why should someone run in your pace group?

Steady pace and strong encouragement!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Slow for the few seconds needed to get a good drink at the aid stations. You need the hydration more than you need those two seconds

Anything else you’d like to share?

Heard a long time ago… you run the first ten miles with your head, the second ten with your training, and the last six with your heart

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Been doing high school science fair judging for over a decade



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