Nikki captured 4th female!

Pacer Nikki

Where are you from?

Sioux Falls, SD

Current P.R.  Half Marathon: 1:27


Typical pace

Half Marathon: 7:10

Number of Ultramarathons: 1



Wellness Coach



Anything active!!  Swimming, biking, weight lifting, yoga, reading, playing with my kids.

Favorite Running Food: Applesauce, Larabars, Sweet potatoes.  Always a beer at the finish to celebrate :)


What are you reading now?

Let You Mind Run by Deena Kastor

Who do you train with? 605 Running group, I also do a lot of solo training


Personal goals

I would like to qualify for Boston in the near future and will attempt that in Sept 2019. I am also working towards some bigger ultra races like Leadville and Western States 100.



A quotation you like…

Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.


Why do you run?


I have been running for 16 year and I continue to run because it is one thing that makes me feel truly happy.  It is my sanity, my happy place. There are definitely times when I have to talk myself into going for a run.  But whenever I lace up my shoes and hit the pavement or a trail, something changes within me.  It’s like a really good therapy session.  An outlet.  With all the other things going on in life, running is the one place my heart is happy and my mind is truly free.


Describe your best marathon memory.


During my ultramarathon my best memory is crossing the finish line as the first place female.  I put a lot of hard work into that training cycle; literally blood, sweat and tears.  I followed my training plan diligently and made a lot of sacrifices during that time that other non-runners didn’t understand.


Why do you pace?


I pace because I want to help others reach, or even exceed, their goals.  I know what it’s like to doubt yourself as you are toeing up at the start line.  I have had an abundance of support on my running journey and I want to give back to others within the running community.  Everyone deserves a cheerleader on their journey!




Why should someone run in your pace group?


I will get you to your goal and we will have fun getting there.  I love to talk, especially about running. 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Bring a positive attitude :)


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