Pacer Gil

Where are you from?

Miami, FL


Current P.R.


Typical pace



Number of marathons



Naval Officer


Favorite marathon

St Jude’s Memphis, TN


Sailing, Cycling, running


Favorite Running Food


Favorite book, what are you reading now?

The Embarrassment of Mangos


Who do you train with?

Friends from work and the Mira Bay Running Club

Personal goals

Complete an Ironman and continue to participate in endurance events for the rest of my life


A quotation you like…

The pain of training is less than the pain of defeat.


Why do you run?


I enjoy the social aspect of group runs, the great fitness benefits, and the time it allows for reflection during solo runs.


Describe your best marathon memory.


Finishing the last big hill in Little Rock and realizing that I was still way ahead of my goal pace.


Why do you pace?


I enjoy helping others achieve their goals and the fellowship of sharing a marathon experience.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Sending runners off at mile 21 to finish ahead of pace. 


Why should someone run in your pace group?


For encouragement and assistance to achieve their race goal.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Have a hydration plan for the race. Practice it during training runs and stick to what works. Listen to your body, have fun, and remember a marathon is physical event for the first 20 miles and a mental exercise for the last 6.


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