marathon 3:13, 50 miles 7:56, 100 miles
18:53, Badwater 2010 40:55
Where were you born?
Number of marathons
I like them all. Boston, of course,
is special and Houston is very fast.
Favorite running music
on my iPod there is Christian, country, a
little rap and a whole lot of rock. It is all up tempo tunes.
Favorite running food
bananas and bagels
Other than running or the family, what is
Who do you train with?
North Park runners, especially my Aggie
friend Jeff Gleason.
Favorite book, what are you reading now?
Just finished Dean’s 50/50. I enjoyed
A quotation you like…
“when you suffer, you remember”
I still want to push the PR in the 50 mile
and 100 mile distance and join the 50 states club.
Why do you run?
I started running almost 30 years ago to
help lose weight. I needed to lose 40 lbs. I couldn’t make it one
time around a track and there was no indication that I had any talent for
running at all. Today, I love to run and use it to overall health and
wellness. I plan my week around when and where I will run.
Describe your best
pacing my daughter through her first
marathon and the 30 miles she paced me at Western States.
Why do you pace?
It’s great to help first timers and
experienced runners alike accomplish their goals.
Explain why should
someone run in your pace group?
I don’t have super human qualities which is
what makes me a good pacer. My first marathon was a train wreck.
I needed a pace team myself. After a great 16 miles, I had a nice 10
mile meltdown. Finishing in 4:13. Six weeks later with a great
knowledge of pacing myself, I finished the Houston marathon in 3:21.
Since then I’ve been very steady in my own racing. I’m most please that
my marathon average time over the past 25 years (about 50 marathons) is 3:30.
Running tips for
runners about to join your group.
Have fun. The training is over, just
create a memory.