Pacer Jim S

Where are you from?

South Elgin, ?IL


Current P.R.

3:32 Chicago; 1:32:35 half




Number of marathons

6 full and 10 halfs

Typical pace



Favorite marathon



Truck Driver


Favorite Running Food

Chocolate Milk




Who do you train with?

Friends (Fox River Train Runners)

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Born to Run and the Running Times Magazine


A quotation you like…

“If you don't think you were born to run you're not only denying history. You're denying who you are.” 
Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Personal goals

Boston 3:25 and sub 1:30 half






Why do you run?


It makes me feel great and I love the outdoors.


Describe your best marathon memory.


The last minute before the start is always exciting.


Why do you pace?


I enjoy meeting other runners and helping them reach their goals





Why should someone run in your pace group?


I've read a lot running books and magazines. If you have a training or racing question, I usually have an answer.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Constant effort. Save your legs and take it easy on the hills



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