Pacer Lisa

Where are you from?

Salt Lake City, Utah

Current P.R.

Marathon: 3:18.47

Half Marathon: 1:33

Typical pace


Number of marathons



Registered Nurse

Favorite marathon

Boston AND St George


Running, Reading, and Hiking

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Thunderstruck by Erik Larsen

Who do you train with?

A few friends and sometimes just solo.

Personal goals

Marathon PR of 3:10



A quotation you like…

“Pain is just weakness leaving your body” (unknown)


Why do you run?


Running started as a way to get in shape. I used to hate every moment; with time it became the part of the day I would look forward to. Running is my own form of therapy, it is what keeps me sane. I run to be social, train, and escape from the stresses of life. Running exhilarates and calms me all at the same time, what would I do if I didn’t run!

Describe your best marathon memory.


One of the best part of marathoning is the beginning, everyone crammed together anxiously waiting to start. Weeks, even months of training have brought all types together for this moment. Throughout my best marathon memory I remember enjoying the company of old and new running friends, trading stories and pushing each other to maintain a pace. Although we didn’t stay together for the whole race, at the end we sought one another out to discover our results. This is why I love marathons, the camaraderie, challenge and joy we can share together.

Why do you pace?


Pacing has given me a unique opportunity to do what I love, run, and help others achieve his or her goals. It thrills me to coach someone to a new PR or simply finish when they thought they could not. Pacing has provided opportunities to meet amazing people from around the country who love what I love, running!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My best pacing experience involved pacing a marathon at the 4:10 pace. I had a group who stuck with me from the beginning. When we hit the first of a series of hills I was able to pace this group through the hills, ensuring enough fuel in the tank for the final 6 miles. During the final 6 miles I was able to assist one person to a new PR. Four hours ten minutes is a long time, you get to know your fellow runners well; I wanted to do everything I could to help this group finish with me and accomplish their goals. Being able to help even one runner accomplish her goal of a new PR made my day.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Join my group for wonderful time. We’ll swap race stories, training stories and have a wonderful time as we run towards new PRs and the finish. I will give you recommendations on when to fuel and hydrate and keep you going all the way to the finish.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


We will be running even effort in this group. This means when we reach an incline we will slow to make the climb and subsequently speed up when we reach the decline. Overall we will maintain a pace that will ensure you get to the finish within our projected time.

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I enjoy volunteering within my community. Whether it is at the local soup kitchen or compiling hygiene kits for disaster relief if I have the time I always try to help out!



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