Pacer Catherine

Where are you from? 

Vineyard, Utah 

Current P.R. 


Typical pace 

8:00s – 9:00s  

Number of marathons 



Law Professor 

Favorite marathon 

St. George 


Running, hiking, reading, and spending time with my little family of 3 girls and husband. 

Favorite Running Food 

Pizza the night before; white cherry Gatorade and chocolate milk right after. 

What are you reading now? 

Whatever my Book Club is reading for the month; it's a very eclectic mix but I did get them to read Born to Run last month. 

Who do you train with? 

Neighborhood friends—whoever I can talk into training for a marathon that year. 

Personal goals 

Run 100 marathons before I die.   



A quotation you like… 

Never never never give up. ~Winston Churchill 


Why do you run? 


To burn off the crazy and to remind me that I can do hard things. 

Describe your best marathon memory. 


So many to pick from.  Finishing my first marathon with my husband who ran with me.  Qualifying for Boston for the first time.  Making it into the 10 year club at St. George.  Running Washington D.C. with one of my best running friends and not getting shot during a gang riot that happened mid-race.  Finishing St. George strong then going back for a friend who was doing his 10th St. George to run him in.  

Why do you pace? 


Running marathons pushes me to my limits but every time I finish I feel like I can take on the world.  Being able to help others push themselves to their limits and do things they never thought they could do and keep going even when they have nothing left is like finishing a marathon amplified.  I LOVE it! 

Tell us your best pacing experience. 


Pacing a cute soccer player college girl who was running her first marathon and stayed with me from mile 6 on.  When we finished she hugged me and said she couldn't have finished without me and then asked to "friend" me on Facebook.  I figure there isn't a better compliment from a teenager, right?  And she totally did friend me after the race. 

Why should someone run in your pace group? 


My job is to help you finish.  I will not give up on you.  I will not stop trying to motivate you.  I will do whatever I can to help you cross that line and do it at the pace you are shooting for. 

Any tips for runners about to join your group? 


After Mile 22, it's going to hurt.  Don't worry.  That's totally normal.  That's how you know you are running a marathon! 

Anything else you’d like to share? 



What philanthropic activities do you have? 

I serve on the Governing Board at my children's Charter School.  I serve extensively in my local church organization in a position of leadership over 100+ ladies.  I have served on several local community boards and organizations. 



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