Pacer Heather

Where are you from?

Cleveland, Ohio


Current P.R.





Number of marathons

10 marathons / 1 ultra

Typical pace

8:30 training / 9 or higher pacing


Favorite marathon





Favorite Running Food



Reading, running


Who do you train with?

The Shaker Moms & Brett

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Born to Run, reading Game Change


A quotation you like…

 “you can do anything for (insert # )of minutes.  New quote after my first ultra this weekend from friend sometime after 20 miles “These…things…are…so…damn…stupid!”

Personal goals

Set PR of 3:20.  Run all 5 majors before I am 45.  Pace as many marathons as possible






Why do you run?


When my legs just keep going and I feel like I can run forever then I hit the wall, bounce off and still keep going.  I know anyone can run anything if they train and I am fascinated by what we can teach our bodies to do.  I run because I can.


Describe your best marathon memory.


First marathon in Chicago – husband ran last 3 miles with me and paramedic asked him if he needed help at the finish.  1st Boston qualifier, my watch went out and I didn’t know I qualified until I met up with my husband and he showed me the result on his telephone.  1st Boston – there’s nothing like the 1st Boston


Why do you pace?


1st marathon as a pacer having 5 women qualify for Boston including one of my training partners and having them greet me at the finish crying.  Pacing that marathon brought a new soul to my running.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


At 25.5 a woman started hyperventilating and began to walk.  I coached her back to running then counted her breaths with her until she was breathing normally.  She then went on and finished at 3:48 on a 3.50 pace


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am your biggest fan – that’s one from my mom.  I know that each of you are capable of doing this even when you don’t and I will be there every single step to make sure you don’t forget it.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Trust me and we’ll run your race.  We will absolutely get this thing done.


Anything else you’d like to share?

I have never quit anything and believe anything is possible. 



What philanthropic activities do you have?

Extremely involved in our local school system.  Helping out a local group called Girls with Sole.  Attend numerous charitable functions.




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