Pacer Alisa captures 1st Place at the Dawg Gone Long Run 50 Miler!

Caleb ran with Pacer Alisa at the Grand Lake Marathon!

Pacer Alisa

Where are you from?


Current P.R.


Typical pace

8:45-8:46 training

Number of marathons

26 & counting (9 Sep 18)



Favorite marathon



All types of cardio ex, travel, travel photography, and oh yeah—RUNNING!!!!!!!!

Favorite Running Food

Nice medium piece of red meat, post-marathon+

What are you reading now?

the Bible daily.

Who do you train with?

Columbus East Side Running Club (CERC), visit Team 4 Seasons in Dayton/Kettering.

Personal goals

Sub 8-min mile pace on a marathon.



A quotation you like…


I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity.  (David’s prayer, I Chronicles 29:17)

Why do you run?


I enjoy challenging my body and running helps keep me physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually stable.

Describe your best marathon memory.


2008 Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco—too bad they no longer run it…  Best finish line ever!  Group of San Francisco’s hottest firemen decked out in tuxedos holding silver platters with those lovely little blue boxes from Tiffany’s—those boxes contained our medals (sliver necklaces).

Why do you pace?


Runners have great energy.  I like to share my energy and feed off of other runners’ energy.  Pacing events in different places allows you to meet other runners and really help them reach their goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Running w/Caleb from Georgia at Grand Lake 2014.  It was his first marathon and had some IT band issues, but he was so strong and dedicated.  He was the only one who started and finished with me.  We were like Joshua and Caleb, the only two from the Exodus to enter the promised land.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am a good encourager and want everyone to reach their goals just as much as they want to reach them.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


If you have truly followed a training plan, trust it—you have put in the work; the race simply validates all your efforts so relax, enjoy, and let me do all the mental work.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Post-race recovery:  keep walking (15 min is good; grab the food at finish line and eat/hydrate while you continue to walk); stretch (20 min full body is good); if event offers finish line massage, get one;  sounds crazy but doing a little jog helps (2 ½ miles is good); shower, more stretching, more massage, eat/hydrate big; rest; eat/hydrate more; sounds crazy but go out and dance you’re a** off (really works out the lactic acid); when you sleep, elevate your legs w/pillows aprx 3-4 inches until you no longer wake up stiff.  These are things I have picked up along the way and have worked for me.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Philanthropy makes it sounds like I have a ton of money or am well connected; not me.  I am a faithful member of a local church and do volunteer work in several areas of my community.


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