Pacer Krys

 

Where are you from?

Milford, MI

Current P.R.  3:08

 

Typical pace

6:45 - 7:30 (5K-Marathon)

Number of marathons  13

 

Occupation

ECMO Specialist/Respiratory Therapist @ UofM Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI

Favorite marathon  Detroit Freep has become my favorite.  But, Boston is the best!

 

Hobbies

Skiing, snowboarding, biking, Triathlons(sprint-olympic dist.), coaching and watching my kids sporting events

Favorite Running Food  Pasta of any kind

 

What are you reading now?

Running Dreams:The Long Road to Hawaii  and  Off Balance - Dominique Moceau

Who do you train with? My Siberian Husky -Kona. And a few great running gals

 

Personal goals

Do a 1/2 Ironman Tri and eventual Full Ironman

 

 

A quotation you like… 

The faster you run, the faster you're done  and

If you're not sure whether you are running or jogging, GO FASTER.

 

Why do you run?

 

It's a PASSION and it's cheaper than therapy.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

I've had something memorable occur at each one. Yet, my " Boston Shoe" story is the best. You guessed it, I had to buy a brand new pair of shoes the day before and run the marathon in them. Managed to run 3:13, but I don't recommend this kind of racing strategy.

Why do you pace?

 

Because I've always had such great experiences with pace groups,  I want to return the favor. It's such a great feeling being around people who "get it" and derive the same satisfaction and rewards from running that I do.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

2010 Detroit Freep - Pacing my 18yr. old daughter Samantha in her first marathon. She needed a 3:40 to qualify for Boston. We ran ahead of the 3:35 pace group the whole way and finished with a 3:34. It was PRICELESS.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

The awesome feeling of accomplishment when you finish a marathon never gets old. Whether it's your first or  whatever  number, I will get you to the finish line on TIME. I guarantee I will be just as motivated and excited for you as I was for Sam.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Will have plenty to share each and every MAGICAL MILE. 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I coach girls Cross Country and Track at Brighton H.S.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am a mentor in a youth leadership program at Brighton H.S. called "Reaching Higher". It's designed to help young adults build self-confidence, gain empowerment skills and develop strong moral values, with the goal of fostering strong leadership skills for the future.

 

 

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