Pacer Tammy

Where are you from?

Momence, IL

Current P.R.

3:36

Typical pace

8:30 – 9:00 mins/mile.  (many factors)

Number of marathons

19 (+4 Ultras)

Occupation

Self Employed – Engineer

Favorite marathon

Cologne, Germany

Hobbies

Besides running, driving race cars on the track

Favorite Running Food

Momma Chia

What are you reading now?

Relentless Forward Progress

Who do you train with?

Mostly myself but I do go out with my local running club once in awhile

Personal goals

Run all 50 States and run a 100 miler

 

 

A quotation you like…

I always like to have inspirational quotes on my drop bags during ultras.  One of my latest was “And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed).” – Dr. Seuss

 

Why do you run?

 

I run for the journey of it all, physical, mental, emotional.  It is a wonderful feeling to realize what your mind and body can do together.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

There are so many! I think my best is not so much one moment, but the realization that I started my marathon journey with a time of 4:51 and now I can run 3:30’s.  This has given many other runners the boost of confidence that they can do it too!

Why do you pace?

 

I pace to help other reach their goals.  There is nothing more exciting than to help a fellow runner run their first marathon, reach that new PR, or grab a BQ.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

My very first pacing experience was at a local event with my local running club.  It was great to know most of the people in my group, including my husband.  We had all had a wonderful time and it was like a training run, just a little faster for them!

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

We will have a great time and make our own club out of our goal time!  I am there to help you through the event with moral support, being your cheerleader, and even helping out with grabbing extra Gu’s for you! 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Just relax.  Nerves can get the best of you and will detract from having a wonderful event. 

 

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