Pacer Emeritus Emily 

Hometown

Alexandria, VA

 

Current P.R.

3:40

Where were you born?

Roanoke, VA

 

Number of marathons

13

Birthday

November 26th

 

Favorite marathon

Steamtown

Typical pace

4-4:15

 

Favorite running music

The sounds of nature (I don’t run with music!)

Occupation

Computer programmer

 

Favorite running food

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (I AM an ultra-marathoner, after all)

Any hobbies?

Ultra-marathoning, coaching, teaching boot camp, reading, eating

 

Who do you train with?

The many people I coach, my boot campers and VHTRC when I’m lucky enough to be on the trails…

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by Dave Sedaris

 

A quotation you like…

“There is no Pepe Silvia”

Personal goals

To continue running as long as I can

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

Because I can and because I’m pretty good at it and because I’m at my happiest when I’m running.


 

Describe your best marathon memory.

Realizing around mile 13 at Boston that I didn’t have to work hard – that it was time to enjoy what I earned. I stopped trying to race it and just laid back and enjoyed the crowd.


 

Why do you pace?

Since I spend many hours a week coaching and teaching others to be active, pacing is a natural extension. Plus when I pace, I actually get a chance to enjoy the race.


 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

Having a nice, sympathetic man tell me that even though I was over by 2 minutes, when, really I came in 39 seconds under at Minneapolis, I “did really good!” I don’t think he realized we pace off our chips, not the official race clock.



Why should someone run in your pace group?

I have good jokes, I smile a lot and I can talk non-stop for hours. I’m also cute.


 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Say hi! And please feel free to carry my sign! It’s fun!



 

Anything else you'd like to share?

My laughter is contagious, even at mile 19, I swear!

 

 
 

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