Pacer Colleen


Where are you from?

Appleton, WI

Current P.R.

2:03:00 Half

Typical pace


Number of marathons

12 Full Marathons, 20+ Half Marathons


Marketing at Johnson & Johnson

Favorite marathon

DC and Goofy


Running, Camping, Traveling

Favorite Running Food

Isagenix Protein Bars

What are you reading now?

Nothing!  Very boring

Who do you train with?

PRS Running Club

Personal goals

Boston, IronMan, Sub 4:00:00 Marathon



A quotation you like…

“I will beat her. I will train harder.  I will eat cleaner. I know her weaknesses.  I know her strengths.  I’ve lost to her before, but not this time.  She is going down.  I have the advantage, because I knew her well.  She is the old me.”

Why do you run?


My natural stress reliever, I can get lost in thought, I love the individual accomplishment, it is liberating

Describe your best marathon memory.


Right when the going got tough, my son popped out behind a tree and surprised me and ran the last 3 miles by my side

Why do you pace?


I love helping others achieve their goals.  There were so many people there for me throughout the years coaching and cheering me on……now it’s time for me to give back and “pay it forward”

Tell us your best pacing experience

Space Coast 2013 Full Marathon – so many people had not achieved that distance…..lots of tears at the finish line

Why should someone run in your pace group?

We’ll have fun and give each other a boost along the way

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Try to soak it all in. Enjoy the group, enjoy the race.

Anything else you’d like to share?

If you want it bad enough you will do it. 


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Global Medical Brigades – a medical mission team serving in Nicaragua, Honduras and Africa



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