Pacer Amy at the Ann Arbor Marathon

 

 

 

 

 

  Pacer Amy

  

Hometown

Wapakoneta, Ohio

 

Current P.R.

3:26:47, Red White & Blue 2011

Where were you born?

Columbus, Ohio

 

Number of marathons

75+ and 2 Ironman

Birthday

June 2

 

Favorite marathon

Athens Greece

Typical pace

3:30 to 4:00 Marathon

 

Favorite running music

Just about anything, but do Love the B-52's

Occupation

Nursing Home Administrator/R.N.

 

Favorite running food

Oatmeal, Oreo's

Any hobbies?

Triathalons, (but I hate the swim!)

 

Who do you train with?

My Friend Amy or my Trainer

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Anything by Janet Evanovich

 

A quotation you like…

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
              -Steve Prefontaine.

Personal goals

Completed Ironman Louisville 2011 in 12:00:05

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I generally run in the mornings, so it gets me focused for the day, i also love the challenge of pulling the best out of myself; but the best reason is the example i set for my family.  Whoever said that "distance running is an individualized sport" is crazy.  Some of my best training runs have been running with my kids on their bikes with me. 

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

2008, Ran Anchorage Alaska, raised $47,000 for Blood Cancers.  Beautiful course.  The next day, took a helicopter ride and landed on a Glacier.  We got to Mush the Iditarod dogs on the glacier, then had glacier margaritas back at base camp.  Doesn’t get any better than that!

 

Why do you pace?

 

I love bringing out the best in people, both physically and mentally. When the going gets tough in those upper miles, i give my runners something to focus on every mile.  Breaking down the miles into smaller parts makes the experience better.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

That’s easy!  Taking my first Boston Qualifier to the finish with only 18 seconds to spare.  The hug from her afterward was awesome.  It doesn’t get any better than that!  Of course,.. there was the other runner last year that is a Pilot in the Air Force.  I asked him the question if he is a member of the ,"Mile High Club."  His answer was great,.. but you'll have to be in my pace group to find out the answer! 

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I am energetic and fun.  I've been running since I was 9 so I'm pretty sure I'm  qualified!  When we are out on the course, my goal is for you to have a great race day.  All of your training, miles, sacrifice and hard work has lead you to that 1 single day.  My job is to support you in it and "Make it Count."

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Relax. Let the pace-groups focus on your goal time.  All your energy should be focused on a great and rewarding experience.  We'll have fun along the way and encourage you when you need it.  Remember, the difference between a runner and a jogger is an entry blank,  so stick with us and we'll cross the finish line together!

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Was Nominated- "Woman of the Year" for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Ohio 2010.  When I was 10 I broke the record for the AAU Junior Olympics for the Mile.

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Rotary International, Have raised $35,000 for Blood Cancers, Race Director of "Run to the Moon" 5K/10K- in Wapakoneta-the boyhood home of Neil Armstrong-first man on the Moon.

Race Director - The Christmas Story Run at the Christmas Story House, Cleveland, Dec 7, 2013

 

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