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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1485 on: June 23, 2018, 09:44:41 AM »
Lahey Oncology 5K today
21:34. (6:58)

And raised some $ for a good cause
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1486 on: June 23, 2018, 02:43:16 PM »
Lahey Oncology 5K today
21:34. (6:58)

And raised some $ for a good cause

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1487 on: June 23, 2018, 02:56:16 PM »
Crankin’!
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1488 on: October 22, 2018, 04:32:34 PM »
Pacing the 4 hour group this Sunday at the Suffolk Marathon!
SO STOKED to help others achieve their goals!

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1489 on: October 22, 2018, 04:46:18 PM »
Pacing the 4 hour group this Sunday at the Suffolk Marathon!
SO STOKED to help others achieve their goals!

I think I know what this means but can you explain?

How do you know what the right pace is? Do you try and stay just ahead of that group to push them?
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1490 on: October 22, 2018, 06:00:37 PM »
Pacing the 4 hour group this Sunday at the Suffolk Marathon!
SO STOKED to help others achieve their goals!

Solid!  :clap:
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1491 on: October 22, 2018, 06:33:26 PM »
Pacing the 4 hour group this Sunday at the Suffolk Marathon!
SO STOKED to help others achieve their goals!

I think I know what this means but can you explain?

How do you know what the right pace is? Do you try and stay just ahead of that group to push them?

Pretty much! A lot of big races and most marathons offer pace groups.
The “Pace Leader” will generally hold a sign with the goal time in it or wear something that identifies them as a pacer. I’ll have a sign before the start so those looking to run 4 hours can hang out around me and ask questions or whatever. The goal is really to “break” the goal time by a little bit or to get in just under the goal time. I’ll get my group in right around 3:59.30.
Pacers need to have experience pacing or show consistency in their training in order to get the job.
This particular course is petty flat, so I’ll just be clicking off 9:08s all day long.
It’s fun. I’ve ran with pacers and paced my friend last year to her first Boston Qualifying time.
The 4 hour group is always the largest, so I am a tad nervous. Not in my ability, but just having 100+ runners rely on me to break 4 or to finish their first marathon!
It’s gonna be a great experience all around!

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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1492 on: October 23, 2018, 05:47:28 AM »
Should be fun
"toss away stuff you don't need in the end
but keep what's important, and know who's your friend"
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1493 on: November 11, 2018, 03:56:45 PM »
So I did a short race review after pacing 2 weeks ago on FB/IG.
Such an amazing experience! Far better than any PR or personal race accomplishment.

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Well, yesterday’s experience pacing the 4 hour group at the Suffolk County Marathon and Freedom Fest was both rewarding and unforgettable. Linked up with new friend Matthew, we had a very committed group that ran nice and relaxed with us. Most were running their very first Marathon and I knew early on that we had A LOT of runners that were definitely hitting their goal. I was wrong, though. At around 17 miles, a few of our women athletes slowly pushed forward. By 19, they were out of our sight. Around this same time, a few of our men from the group made a solid surge. By 23, they were long gone. The group we had at 13.1 ALL ran well below 4 hours and ALL negative split their second half! So many impressive times (3:54, 3:54, 3:56, 3:57 to name a few) and ALL placed in their divisions! So proud of all of their efforts! It was truly a pleasure to take the individuality out of racing for the day and focus solely on others’ goals. Thank you for this opportunity, Greater Long Island Running Club.

Official time - 3:59.28
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1494 on: November 12, 2018, 09:43:53 AM »
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Dude, the consistency that you held through all those miles blows me away. Such disciplined running. Big ups on being of service and giving back to what has given you so much, and for helping others achieve their goals. Hope you get more opportunities like it in the future.  :rawk:
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Re: Paug Runners' World
« Reply #1495 on: November 12, 2018, 03:48:11 PM »
Thanks, man! I can’t wait to pace again, hopefully at an even larger event.
That faster split was when I ran up to use a porta real quick  :-D