Jenni is one of our friendliest Pacers!

 

  Pacer Jenni 

Living in

San Mateo, CA

 

Current P.R.

2:52

Where were you born?

Melrose Park, IL

 

Number of marathons

21

Birthday

Groundhog Day

 

Favorite marathon

Chicago

Typical pace

3:15

 

Favorite running music

Techno or alternative/rock

Occupation

Massage therapist

 

Favorite running food

Bagel, shot blocks, pizza the night before a long run

Any hobbies?

Traveling, reading, concerts/music

 

Who do you train with?

Elmhurst running club and Dick Pond athletics and Fast track members

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Once a Runner

 

A quotation you like…

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift “Prefontaine”

Personal goals

To break 2:50 and run a marathon in every state.

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

Because I can…Because I never made the basketball or volleyball team…And because nothing gives me the same satisfaction that I feel after an awesome workout or race.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

My debut marathon in Chicago 2005. I had a lot of support on the course, ran negative splits(4 min less the 2nd half) and it felt easy until the last mile. I was talking the whole time!

 

Why do you pace?

 

Because I love being around other runners and I love helping people, so this way I get to do both.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Grand Rapids. I paced with 2 other guys and we had a blast. That race has celebrity pace group names so it gives it a fun twist.
 

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

Because it takes the pressure off of running even splits on your own. It makes the miles fly by and makes it fun with the whole group comradery. Sharing stories and experiences with other runners is awesome.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

  Ask lots of questions, don’t be afraid to be vocal and cheer for others around you, and run the first half totally relaxed. If you feel like it is hard early on, you are probably going too fast. Also, don’t wait till the 3rd water stop to get fluids!

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Have more than just one goal, that way you will never be too disappointed. Have FUN!!!

 
 

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