Pacer Jill

Where are you from?

Denver, Colorado

Current P.R.


Typical pace

9:00mm base

Number of marathons



Manager of a run specialty store

Favorite marathon



Climbing Colorado’s 14ers; Writing

Favorite Running Food

Post race: Pizza

What are you reading now?

How Bad Do You Want It?

Who do you train with?

Mostly myself

Personal goals

To race smart. Give the race everything I have; finish feeling strong.



A quotation you like…

Decide what you want.  Write that stuff down.  Then work on it every single day.  It’s really that simple.


Why do you run?


Running makes me a better ME. 

Describe your best marathon memory.


I have been racing the marathon for so many years and thus has some pretty special memories of so many…but one would be the Boston 2015 marathon.  I had been off the marathon circuit or awhile and happened to qualify when I was pacing an athlete of mine and low-and-behold, I qualified for Boston.  Finishing Boston was filled with emotions as I ran the straightaway down Boylston Street, tear flowing with emotion, knowing I had given that race everything I had and finished strong.  Having two of my three kiddos there at the finish line – the first for me ever – was just an indescribable feeling of pure love. 

Why do you pace?


Pace groups have helped me countless times to reach a goal I’ve had – I love being able to pay it forward by helping others do the same.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I’ve paced for an official race two times, both the Aspen Valley Half Marathon, and this race was so small that I didn’t have many with me and no one at the end.  But I have paced several times for friends in various races and I have to say the day my friend and athlete I coach broke 2-hours for her half marathon had to be the most special for me.



Any tips for runners about to join your group?


If it feels too slow at the start, then you’re running it perfectly.






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