Pacer Abby

Where are you from?

Originally from Selinsgrove, PA

Current P.R.

Marathon 3:18:06

Typical pace


Number of marathons



Speech-Language Pathologist

Favorite marathon

Akron and Pittsburgh


Running, reading, coaching soccer

Favorite Running Food

Spaghetti and meatballs pre-race

Potato chips post-race

What are you reading now?

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Who do you train with?

Mike Salamon, Michelle Dragun, Jeanine McGuire, Allison Mayer

Personal goals

I’d like to run the following US marathons: Big Sur, NYC, Chicago, and Marine Corps. I have already run Boston.

A quotation you like…

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Why do you run?

Running makes me feel free and gives me a connection to the natural world.

Describe your best marathon memory.

Racing to the finish line for a new PR in the 2019 Pittsburgh Marathon.

Why do you pace?

I pace because I want to help others achieve their goals. I have run with a pacer in all of my 9 marathons. A pacer can motivate, encourage, and most of all give other racers peace of mind about where they are at in relation to their race day goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

My best pacing experience was pacing a friend to help her meet her goal in the Akron marathon.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

Runners should choose my pace group if they want an experienced consistent runner who will maintain an accurate pace.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Don’t do anything new on race day. Start slow and aim to negative split.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Enjoy the race!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I coach youth soccer and volunteer with the PTA at my children’s school.


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