Pacer Stephanie

Where are you from?

Kansas City, MO

Current P.R.

3:20

Typical pace

8-8:20

Number of marathons

16

Occupation

Banker

Favorite marathon

Boston

Hobbies

Reading, cooking, running

Favorite Running Food

Pasta and marinara with grilled chicken

What are you reading now?

Born to Run

Who do you train with?

Various friends and local groups

Personal goals

Break 3:15

 

 

A quotation you like…

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”  -Walt Disney-

 

Why do you run?

 

I run for fun, for a challenge, for companionship, for motivation, for personal achievement, for satisfaction, and to feel good.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Running down Boylston street in 2016, and seeing my parents in the crowd, being able to wave at them and share the joy of finishing my first Boston Marathon.

Why do you pace?

 

I pace because I love helping other people achieve personal goals and satisfaction, and being able to combine my love of running with that, makes pacing one of the best gigs out there.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Lincoln 2017 was absolutely brutal in terms of weather, and a lot of people, myself included, had a very hard day.  I came up on a woman in the last 1.5 miles; it was her very first marathon.  I stuck with her, encouraged her, bargained with her on when to walk (under the bridges in the shade!!!), and watched her take off to the finish with a time of just under 4 hours.  The hug I got at the end of that, and the thanks for sticking with her, and encouraging her, was the best reward I could have gotten.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I love to see how I can help someone to their goals, and I will do my absolute best to make sure I keep you entertained, informed, and on track for said goal.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

I follow my pace band splits, so I will start off slower and build to goal pace within the first 2 miles.  I slow down a bit through the water stops to take advantage of the water and Gatorade.  I also like to sightsee as I run, so feel free to “show me the sights” as we venture along!

 

 

 

 

 

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