Emmy

Where are you from?

Cos Cob, CT

Typical pace

8 min/mile

Occupation

Kids track coach/freelance writer and artist and mom to 3 boys, who are ages 23, 18 & 15

Cincinnati, OH

Current P.R.

3:44

Number of marathons

170 if you include ultras

Favorite Marathon  New York (have run it 24 times!)

2:50:01









Hobbies

reading, painting, swimming and hiking

Favorite Running Food

peanut butter and jelly ; Chocolate expresso gels

What are you reading now?

In the Shadow of the Banyon by V. Ratner

Who do you train with?

my neighbor 2

to 3 mornings a week, and Taconic Road Runners

Club

Personal goals

would like to finish one more 100 miler and a marathon under 3:30 (have run 20 marathons under 3:20 but that was 14 years ago:)) and finish my 5th JFK 50 miler Nov. '13

 

 

A quotation you like…

 

…“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

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Why do you run?

 

I started running to stay in shape in 1982 and since was living in NYC, entered the NYC Marathon with some friends.  My parents and brother had run it and encouraged me to train for it.  I finished easily and was hooked. Running is part of my lifestyle now, and I run for the energy , weight control, emotional satisfaction, social reasons and feelings of well being.  I love seeing new areas to hik and to run and love to combine traveling with running.  It helps me concentrate at work, and it is so easy. I am retired from serious competition but hope to keep running.  If I can't run ultras anymore, will stick to 5Ks, and if I can't run will swim or bike. Running gives one a sense of community.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

FI have a few great memories. One memory is from the 1992 Shamrock Marathon.  I felt great the whole way, having trained to break 3 hrs, and at mil 20 tried my hardest to keep up a 7 min pace but couldn't do it but in the last mile I was happy anyway and finished in 3:00:29 and was relieved. .

Why do you pace?

 

I LOVE to help other runners achieve their goals and love to talk to them as we go along and share stories.  It is a way to give back to the running community.  I know that many runners do better if encouraged along the way when things start getting tough..

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I have paced overnight at many Ultras. My best memory is of pacing my best running friend at his first VT 100 (2006) He had pushed very hard for the first 70 miles and couldnt run anymore. It took us over 10 hours to finish the last 50K but I  had no doubts he would do it we started off slowly into the black woods at 9 p.m. and went aid station to aid station at mile 80 he fell asleep standing up and wanted to lie down on the side of the road and sleep. I had to convince him to keep going to the next aid station where he could drink coffee. He also had painful blisters and quads and battled discomfort and pain the whole way. He thought we were going to miss the cut off at mile 95 and literally took off running the mind is stronger than the body sometimes. When we crossed the finish line in 28 hours, I was very proud of him and vowed that I would run the race myself.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I am a very experienced runner and have a consistent pace I rarely go out oo fast or finish to slowly. My pace is usually the same for the first half and the second half of the race. I am friendly and easy to run with wont talk unless you talk to me! I know how to maintain a certain pace from start to finish.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

I would say to try and do what I do to have a successful race taper down and rest the week before; get plenty of sleep and good foods, and view the race as another long training run same clothes and shoes, and same positive attitude. SOMETHING will go/could go wrong but if you have trained you will finish.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Since I have been running and racing for 25 years, I see

my role as encouraging new marathoners and new ultra runners..

What philanthropic activities do you have?

 I am the Volunteer race director of 2 races. Have directed for 5 years (2013 will be my 6th year) the Taconic Road Runners Club July 4 Putnam County Classic 8 miler (www.runner.org). Nov. 2013 will be my third year directing the Greenwich Alliance for Education Turkey Trot 5K and 1 mile run (www.greenwichalliance.org!). I have also been on the committee for a Mothers Day Kids bike ride for 8 years, and serve on the board of Greenwich Safe Cycling. I volunteered for years at my childrens schools but now volunteer on an as  needed basis.

 

 

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