Pacer Erin

 

Where are you from?

Alexandria, VA

Current P.R.

3:08:01

 

Typical pace

7-7:10/mile (marathon race pace)

Number of marathons

7

 

Occupation

Director of Business Intelligence at Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington, VA)

Favorite marathon

Boston

 

Hobbies

running, coaching, running club, cooking, reading, gardening, hiking, yoga, outdoor activities

Favorite Running Food

BLT with avocado (is that running food?)

 

What are you reading now?

“South of Broad” by Pat Conroy

Who do you train with?

My husband Greg and our teammates in the Northern Virginia Running Club (Greg is our President, I was President 2013-2016)

 

Personal goals

Live a long, healthy, productive life, help others

 

 

A quotation you like…

The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. - George Sheehan

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I started running at age 7, when my twin brother and I started running with the Annapolis Junior Striders in Annapolis MD. I ran a 67 second 400 as a 12 year old, won four Maryland High School state track titles, and competed in D1 track and cross country while in college at William and Mary. I serve for three years as President of the Northern Virginia Running Club in Alexandria VA from 2013-2016, and now serve as the club’s Membership Coordinator. 27 years later, I’m still loving it!

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Boston 2016. Despite tough conditions (rainy/41 degrees), I ran a smart race, with consistent splits, hard effort on the Newton hills, and solid last 10K. PR by six minutes; 3:08:24.

 

Why do you pace?

 

I ran the last six miles of the Richmond Marathon in 2015 with a friend running her first marathon, she finished in 3:54

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I’ll help them run a consistent race, provide a structure for them to meet their goal time, and enjoy the great Steamtown Marathon.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Believe in your pace group leader, believe in yourself, gain encouragement and support from your fellow runners, take water at every stop, and be prepared for the hill at mile 24.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

http://novarunningclub.com/about-us/nova-board-profiles/ (Link to NOVA Running Club bio)

https://www.athlinks.com/athletes/186642633 (link to Athlinks profile)

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

On the board of nonprofit running club (Northern Virginia Running Club).

 

 

 

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