Pacer Sara

Where are you from?

Chicago, Illinois

Current P.R.

3:43:25

 

Typical pace

4:00 - 4:30 pace

Number of marathons

35

 

Occupation

Paralegal at a Healthcare Law firm

Favorite marathon

Chicago

 

Hobbies

Running Marathons

Favorite Running Food

Pizza

 

What are you reading now?

Scott Jurek: Eat and Run

Who do you train with?

Rogue Running, Austin, TX

 

Personal goals

To run my first Ultra Marathon in 2016 

 

 

 

A quotation you like…

“The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start”

 

 

Why do you run?

 

To feel alive & for fitness

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

My first marathon, the Chicago Marathon in 1998. I was inspired after watching Khalil Khannouchi win and cross the finish line.  I saw old & young people crossing the finish line, some looked out of shape, that’s when I decided that if they could run a marathon so could I  That year, I started running, I had no running background, joined a running group and trained   finished my first marathon in 4:00:36.   I felt empowered and never stopped running.

 

Why do you pace?

 

It’s my way to give back to the running community, I love the nervous smiling faces of first time marathoners at the start & love sharing my knowledge with others.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I am fortunate to have many great pacing experiences, a couple of years ago during the Chicago Marathon, a young lady named Christy would not leave my side, she kept elbowing me, she was afraid to run too far away, she finished the marathon on pace, tears started  rolling down her face as soon as we saw the finish line, she said she couldn’t done it without my help. 

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

Because I run consistent even miles, you don’t have to think about your pace or time, just follow me & I will get you to the finish.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Trust my experience & enjoy the journey, one mile at a time.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I had brain surgery on 06/16/15 to remove a benign brain tumor, my neurosurgeon said that my amazing recovery was due to my fitness level and love of running. I had no symptoms it was discovered accidentally.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am involved in the BrainPower5K  in Austin, TX, a non-profit organization  which raises awareness for  brain cancer and tumors in Central Texas.

 

 

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