Pacer Stephanie

Where are you from?

Spartanburg, SC but currently living in Greenville, SC 

Current P.R. -Marathon- 3:17, Half-1:28


Typical pace

Easy running feels good at a 7:50-8 min pace; tempos are more like 6:45-7 pace, and long runs I typically aim for 7:15-30 pace.

Number of marathons- 4 (about to do my 5th in 2 weeks!)



Stay at home mom and aerobics instructor/ former 3rd grade teacher

Favorite marathon-Richmond Marathon



Spending time with my 3 kiddos and hubby, traveling, running, wine nights with my close girlfriends

Favorite Running Food-Banana with almond butter


What are you reading now?

I just finished a mystery novel-Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. I’ve also got my nose in tons of kids books:)

Who do you train with? By myself or my close (and faster:)) friend, Amanda when I need some speed work


Personal goals

To run a sub 3 marathon, become a running coach, and get back to Boston in 2019!



A quotation you like…”Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Elliot



Why do you run? Because it gives me a sense of self accomplishment. Its liberating and stress relieving. Im much nicer after a good run too:)



Describe your best marathon memory.- Turning left on Boylston Street when running the Boston Marathon! I've never been happier to see a finish line in my life! You can’t beat that crowd support, especially at the end!



Why do you pace? This will be my first official pacing experience. I can't wait to help others reach their goals! I still remember my first marathon pacer, who dressed up in a tutu and sang to us-it made the miles fly by! I want to be that for other people:)



Tell us your best pacing experience. Hopefully I’ll have a good one after i pace Kiawah Marathon in 6 weeks!!



Why should someone run in your pace group? Because I like to talk (haha) and can be a complete goofball. What better person than someone to make you laugh and smile while tacking on the miles?! Plus, I have unofficial experience in pacing friends in previous races.



Any tips for runners about to join your group? Get ready for a fun race! This is supposed to be enjoyable, so let's have a good time while crushing goals!



Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have? I try to volunteer as much as possible with my church and my children’s schools




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