Pacer Julia at the 2012 Run For The Red Marathon

 Congratulations to Pacer Julia who captured 1st place in her age group at the Lean Horse 50 Mile Ultra!

 

Pacer Julia

 

Where are you from?

New York, NY

Current P.R.

3:47

Typical pace

9:15

Number of marathons

100+

Occupation

Corporate Accountant by day;

Massage Therapist by evening and weekend

Favorite marathon

New York City Marathon

Hobbies

Running, Yoga, traveling the globe, bodywork (Thai massage)

Favorite Running Food

Montana Huckleberry Hammer Gel

 

What are you reading now?

Running Anatomy

Who do you train with?

Varies: alone, my bf, local running groups

Personal goals

Completing a marathon on every continent

Qualifying for Boston



A quotation you like…

If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. 
~Vince Lombardi

Why do you run?

 

I started running because I was told I couldn’t… I had major surgery as a young adult it took me 2 years of post operative PT work, but with hard work I relearned how to walk again and eventually run… and now I run to show others that nothing is impossible… people need to know that they too can cross their own finish lines, regardless of their circumstances.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

NYC marathon 2008 - Running past MSKCC – high fiving the kids wearing my ‘survivor’ shirt, spreading hope to them and remembering what it felt like to watch the marathon from their side of the spectrum.  I remember seeing one little girl and telling her that I run for her…I was running for Fred’s Team that year, which raises money for the pediatric cancer ward… and she gave me a giant hug and that kept me going for the next 10 miles with a huge smile on my face!

Why do you pace?

 

I love to help people accomplish their goals.  Hearing that it is someone’s first marathon and that they are nervous is typical, but being able to reassure them that if they stick with me, they will cross the finish line, it is a really great high to see people fulfill their dreams.  I like taking the stress off of them and I am always honored to be there with them, witnessing them crossing the finish line.  It is so rewarding!



Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

Running is one of my many passions, I am serious about it, but I also know how to have fun and enjoy the ride!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Don’t stress the small stuff, I will keep a consistent pace through out the whole marathon, just stick with me and don’t forget to have fun!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Being an ultra marathoner, a massage therapist, and a yoga instructor, I am very passionate and knowledgeable  about the body.  If you have any nagging injuries or any other body related questions, feel free to pick my brain! 

 

Also, I’m a vegetarian and I love answering questions on how I maintain my nutrient content with all the running I do, so feel free to pick my brain about that as well.

 

Lastly, I’m a barefoot (minimalist shoes) runner, and I also love to discuss how this has helped me stay injury free over the years and why and if you think this is something you want to try, how you can safely transition yourself.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I run at least one marathon a year to help raise money and awareness for the cancer crusade!

 

 

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