Pacer Nancy at the Ann Arbor Marathon

 

See Pacer Nancy's interview from the USAF Marathon

  Pacer Nancy 

Hometown

Ann Arbor, MI

 

Current P.R.

3:25:50 at Grandma’s in 2005

Where were you born?

Evansville, IN

 

Number of marathons

70+


 

Favorite marathon

Grandma’s and Boston

Typical pace

8min/mi – 9min/mi, depending on my goal for that particular marathon. Typically I pace the 4:10 – 4:20 groups.

 

Favorite running music

I never run with music. I usually have very good company with me.

Occupation

I’m in an Information Specialist for University of Michigan’s library system.

 

Favorite running food

All food is favorite food. I don’t show a preference towards one group over another.

Any hobbies?

On the side, I swim and bike. But I’m not interested in taking that a different level.

 

Who do you train with?

I train mostly with my running club, about 10 of us, including 2 dogs.

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Right now I’m reading lots and lots of science books. But my favorite books include real life adventure stories and Victorian literature.

 

A quotation you like…

“Don’t give up; don’t ever give up.”

Personal goals

Currently I’m working on a BS (2nd degree) in Biology with a Chemistry minor. And I’d also like to become fluent in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I run for the entertainment value!

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

My best run marathon is probably my most memorable marathon. Boston ’06 – The weather was marathon perfect; I was completely relaxed and healthy with no real strategy in mind. This brought about a cool 3:26:47.

 

Why do you pace?

 

Pacing is a very rewarding experience for me. I really get a thrill out of seeing those in my group cross the finish line. Plus I too get a medal for my effort!

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Every pacing experience is a “best” pacing experience, especially when runners feel happy and healthy at the end of the race.

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

The group offers companionship, which is a great way to get through some dark miles of the marathon. Runners tend not feel so isolated if they are part of a group attempting the same goal.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Please be relaxed, ready to run a healthy marathon in a smart fashion, and simply be prepared to have fun!  And make sure you look great for our group photo ops on the course!

 
 

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