Pacer Rick

Where are you from?

Born in New York, but live in Vermont the past 28 years

Current P.R.


Typical pace

Pacing 4:00-4:45

Number of marathons



Self Employed - Real-Estate, Coaching - Running,

Favorite marathon

Louisiana Marathon Baton Rouge


50 State Marathon Club, Brewing Beer, Aquaponics Gardening

Favorite Running Food

Fig Newton’s

What are you reading now?

Build Your Running Body by Pete Magill, Thomas Schwartz, and Melissa Breyer

Who do you train with?

Both… Middlebury Running Group and by myself

Personal goals

Complete doing marathons in all fifty states, Train for and complete a 100 mile train run.



A quotation you like…


Strive for progress, not perfection and remember that… “Achieving your goals is great, but the journey is half the fun”!

Why do you run?


To stay young at heart and meet great people along the way!

Describe your best marathon memory.


Take on the challenge of completing my first marathon and the feeling of accomplishment and pride that’s almost overwhelming after crossing the finish line!

Why do you pace?


I love pacing because you meet new people from all over the world and like coaching; you get the chance to help them achieve their running goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Every time you bring a group in and get the chance to send them ahead during the last mile(s), know they will all meet or exceed their goals. That’s what it’s all about!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


By running with a pace group leader, you are able to concentrate on the run and your body in motion! The timing part… is no longer the problem J

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Do yourself a favor and don’t start running faster than the group leader(s)… no matter how good you feel. Save that energy for latter in the race!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Pre-pace training should include learning what you can and can’t eat/drink on long runs. Don’t start trying anything new on or just before race day!


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Coaching Running at a local Middle School. Helping maintain local trails.



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