Pacer Elizabeth was the 2nd Place Female at the 2010 Columbus Marathon !



  Pacer Elizabeth


Euclid, Ohio


Current P.R.

2:51:59 at Philadelphia 2011

Where were you born?

Ann Arbor, MI


Number of marathons



October 15th


Favorite marathon


Typical pace

3:40-3:50 full group, 1:40 half


Favorite running music

None! On easy slog days I sometimes listen to pop/hip hop/electronic, but I prefer to run sans tunes and with company


Environmental Consultant


Favorite running food

None, running food is no fun! effective running food I tolerate is Heed, roctane gels, during an ultra pb&j, lots of water

Any hobbies?

Running? I also enjoy cards and dancing


Who do you train with?

South East Running Club in Cleveland and Akron Second Sole

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Pride and Prejudice


A quotation you likeā€¦

"The gun goes off and everything changes...the World changes...and nothing else really matters." -Patti Sue Plummer

Personal goals

Sub 3 marathon, break tape






Why do you run?

I love every aspect of running, I can't imagine my life without it. I enjoy easy runs all the way up to track workouts and races, I love trails and pavement, I love 5ks and ultra marathons. I run because I love and as an added benefit it lets me eat whatever I want, keeps me fit, and keeps me sharp for all other areas of my life.



Describe your best marathon memory.

My best memories are from pacing, it is very inspiring to help other reach their goals. I am always ecstatic when I help a female runner make it to Boston.



Why do you pace?

I love running and I am a chatter box. Pacing is a great way to give back to the sport and help others, while still doing what I love.



Tell us your best pacing experience.

Best pacing experience was my first pacing job at the womens Nike Marathon. It was my closest to my goal time and just a lot of fun to run with so many women. My best pacing group was at Cincinnati Flying Pig. I had more people finish with me than any other race, people really set their goals well there and worked hard in the end to get them.



Why should someone run in your pace group?

If you don't like chatter my group may not be the one for you. I talk a lot and a pace group is a great time to share my running experiences with others. I am pretty much full of endless energy and I like to think that keeps my group feeling energized even when they are tiring. I think I am a good motivator and I also know enough about marathoning and running in general to be entertaining as well as informative during the marathon.



Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Make sure your goal is realistic. My heart breaks every time we lose a runner in the later miles of the marathon. If you want to run with a pace group be prepared to have fun but work hard at the end. The early miles are easy, it's later when you need to dig deep and push.



Anything else you'd like to share?

I'm very grateful I got hooked up with Pacer Jims team. It is a lot of fun and very rewarding to help others reach their goals. I look forward to the future when I am doing less of my own racing and can pace more often!



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