Pacer Jen


Where are you from?

Naperville, IL


Current P.R.



December 22


Number of marathons


Typical pace

9:30 min miles


Favorite marathon

Big Sur – though it was not a point-to-point due to mudslides on Hwy 1 – it was an absolutely beautiful course.  A must do…


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Favorite Running Food

Pre-run spaghetti and PB&J

Post-run cheeseburger and a cold beer


Running, volleyball, snowboarding, and my 3 sons extra curricular activities


Who do you train with?

Naperville GOATS (Go Out At Top Speed) for my long runs and alone during the week.  Running with a group makes training so much more enjoyable.

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Racing Weight


A quotation you like…

"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Thomas Edison

Personal goals

Just did my first triathlon.  Short term goal is to learn how to swim.  Long term goal is to finish an ironman.  I’d also like to qualify for and run Boston.











Why do you run?


Running is a great way to relieve stress and stay healthy.  I enjoy racing distances from 5k – marathon and seeing the improvements in my results. 


Describe your best marathon memory.


Seeing my family as I crossed the finish line of my first marathon.


Why do you pace?


To help others achieve their goals.  I have received a lot of good advice from some great athletes and this is a perfect opportunity to share what I have learned.       


Tell us your best pacing experience.


I have no favorite – enjoy them all.  I get to meet great people while doing what I love – what more can a girl ask for?           


Why should someone run in your pace group?


To run with the support of a group and cross the finish line at your goal pace.  My runners are going to have a rocking good time out on the course.  I will keep it interesting and have everyone involved in the fun so the miles just fly by.      


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Come out and have fun.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Trust in the training that you have done.  Set realistic goals.  Hydrate.  Rest.  Fuel.  Have a mantra in case things get tough (a couple of my favorites are:  be strong; you are NOT a quitter; this too shall pass; and ADRIENNE!!! *with Rocky tune in the background)     


Anything else you’d like to share?

I just ran my first indoor marathon – 96 laps around a track – it was a very fun and unique experience!



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