Pacer Jessica at the 2015 Gasparilla Distance Classic

Pacer Jessica won the Canton City Marathon!


 Pacer Jessica at the Ann Arbor Marathon

Congratulations to Pacer Ryan and Pacer Jessica, who just took 1st Place Masters and 1st Place Female at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon!
Pacer Jessica

 

Where are you from?

Chattanooga, Tennessee but currently Brattleboro Vermont

Current P.R.

2:51:30 at the 2015 Albany Marathon!

Typical pace

7:15-7:45

Number of marathons

25 marathons 3 ultras

Occupation

Teacher

Favorite marathon

Boston

Hobbies

Hiking, Triathlons, Cooking, Basketball Officiating

Favorite Running Food

Pasta and sweet potatoes to carb up.  Accel or  Hammer gel during the race

What are you reading now?

Daniels Running Formula

Who do you train with?

Chattanooga Track Club

Personal goals

Qualify for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials

 

 

A quotation you like…

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.”

 

Why do you run?

 

I run simply because I can, because it is fun and for that wonderful runners high!

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Crossing the finish line of the Disney marathon, which was my first marathon. It was magical!

Why do you pace?

 

To give back to the running world. It has given me so much so anything I can do to help others enjoy running and meet their goals is my mission

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Getting to run nearly every step of the Ann Arbor marathon run side by side with a runner  in my pace group. From the very start the pace and conversation flowed easily and the miles flew by, making it feel like a training run. By the last mile, when she ran ahead to finish the race strong, I felt like I had known her for years!

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

Having fun during the race is my top priority! I like talking and getting to know the other runners in my pace group. The more positive thinking I can keep within the group the better!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Come ready to have a great race! You have put in the training and the time so believe in yourself and go for it! Leave the pace up to me and have fun!

Anything else you’d like to share?

 

Just keep running!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

 

I spent a year overseas in Ethiopia, Africa working in an orphanage and teaching English. It was the best year ever and running with the kids in the orphanage around the nearby villages is a memory I will always cherish! I also coach track and cross country, seeing the enthusiasm that young people have for running is inspirational!

 

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