Pacer John

Where are you from?

Xenia, OH

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Audio/Video Engineer

Favorite marathon



Other than running – camping, working on cars, working on the house

Favorite Running Food

Plain pasta with marinara the night before a race, just a banana on race morning

What are you reading now?

Hansons Marathon Method

Who do you train with?

Usually no one

Personal goals

Maintaining a healthy balance between a career that I love and traveling with my wife on “race-cations”



A quotation you like…

Winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself. -Meb


Why do you run?


First to stay healthy, second because I like the atmosphere of a race, especially after a BQ marathon

Describe your best marathon memory.


Getting my first BQ after less than a year running, and the runners high I felt the rest of the day after that race

Why do you pace?


To help others achieve a sub-4 marathon, which I know is a major goal for many

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I have not paced yet

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I will help them meet their time goal

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Stick with me and I will help you maintain an even pace to a desired finish time


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