Pacer Samuel

Where are you from?

Valdosta GA


Current P.R.



August 8


Number of marathons

16 and counting

Typical pace



Favorite marathon



Air Transporter


Favorite Running Food

Pre-race: Pasta, Pizza, Sushi, Bananas, Bagels, PB&J. During: GU and Power Gel




Who do you train with?

Moody Triclub and Azalea City Cyclists

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

How to run your first and best marathon


A quotation you like…

It’s only 26.2

Personal goals

Qualify for Kona Ironman and to complete a marathon in each state and one in the other 6 continents.






Why do you run?


It’s fun.  It gives me energy.  Great meditation time.  Oh and the cute girls make me want to run more.


Describe your best marathon memory.


Kona 2004.  It was my second year of running.  I trained 6-8 weeks.  Run into my 1st Sgt when deployed in 2003.  Forgot my watch at the hotel but still got a PR of 3:49.  Made a wonderful friend Jill and she has been feeding my Ironman dream.


Why do you pace?


I ran with a pace group 3 times and it’s been so fun. 





Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because I like to have fun, tell a few jokes, play some trivia and I love to take pictures.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Prepare to have fun.  Leave your headphones at home.   If you are not having fun, I think you are doing something wrong.


Anything else you’d like to share?

Jesus is the wind beneath my wings.



What philanthropic activities do you have?

Christian youth camp.  I enjoy being a mentor and teaching our leaders of tomorrow.




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