Pacer Kristine 


Beaver Dam


Current P.R.

2:56, a few years back now

Where were you born?

Beautiful downtown Madison!


Number of marathons



April 4th


Favorite marathon


Typical pace

8-9 mins/mile


Favorite running music



Special Education Teacher


Favorite running food

Oranges during a run; bagels before; beer after

Any hobbies?



Who do you train with?

Madison folks

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

“That Went Well”, a book about a woman who is caring for her developmentally delayed sister


A quotation you like…

You are in charge of your attitude

Personal goals

Continue running for 20 more years






Why do you run?


I like the rhythm of my breathing and footsteps.  It clears my head after work


Describe your best marathon memory.


Running through the streets of Paris on my 50th birthday


Why do you pace?


It’s inspirational to watch people finish their first marathon or half, or to achieve a PR


Tell us your best pacing experience.


A woman finished her first half marathon and started to cry. I gave her the pace stick and she insisted I be in a photo with her family.  I’ve had people come up to me at other races and say “You helped me through the half marathon last year”


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I’m a good natural pacer and like to talk.  Since I’ve been running in the area a long time I get a lot of support from the spectators.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


If you have to choose between 2 pace groups, pick the slower one.  You can always pick up the pace if you’re feeling good.  Don’t eat, drink, wear or do anything different from your usual routine the night before the race.  Stop at the first 4-5 water stations even if you don’t feel thirsty.


Anything else you’d like to share?

Start thinking of jokes or stories to share along the way!



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