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   Pacer Emily


Newport, Kentucky


Current P.R.

3:16 at the 2012 Pig. Also won an Ultra (50 miler) at 7:34

Where were you born?

Madisonville, Kentucky


Number of marathons

10 plus two 50 milers, one 100 miler, one 50K


Favorite marathon

Boston by farJ

Typical pace



Favorite running music

“If I Can’t Do It” by Fifty Cent


Financial Analyst


Favorite running food

Cliff Bar Chocolate Chip

Any hobbies?

What? There’s something else out there besides running? I also like to swim, bike, cook, and eat.


Who do you train with?

My best friend, who also happens to be my husband

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

I am reading Born to Run right now and it may knock out My Sister’s Keeper for my top spot on my list of “Best Books Ever”


A quotation you like…

“Do not be anxious about anything but in everything, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

Personal goals

To complete an Iron Man and a 100 Miler. Possibly some day to Badwater. And, be the best wife and Christian that I can be.






Why do you run?


Running helps me to get my day in order, prepare for all the challenges ahead, and de-stress from all the challenges of yesterday. It makes me feel a sense of accomplishment that I cannot get from any other activity.


Describe your best marathon memory.


When I won the Nashville Ultra-Marathon. My husband and I invested so much time training and, not only did we meet our goal, but I also won my first race. My Dad was at the finish line crying—he was so touched and excited. (It also did not hurt that they had Pappa John’s waiting for us)


Why do you pace?


To help others meet their goals and get as excited about running as I am. Also, I love meeting new people and having other to talk to while running.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pittsburgh—it’s my first!


Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because they will be entertained the whole time, as I talk non-stop—even if no one is responding to my chatter.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Do not get discouraged—try to keep your spirits high the whole time—no self-defeating attitudes permitted in my group. Keep your head up, as it helps with breathing. Take water and food as I instruct—don’t wait until you think you need it. At least once during the marathon, think about your blessings and realize how fortunate you are to be where you are at that moment (this applies regardless of weather conditions). 


Anything else you’d like to share?

You can only achieve your goals if you are not afraid to risk falling short occasionally. Don’t sweat the short times.


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