Tammy wins the 2012 Kiawah Island Marathon!

 
Tammy won the USATF 5K Championship!

 

  Pacer Tammy

Hometown

Glen Ellyn IL

 

Current P.R.

2:49:02 marathon 1:23 half marathon

Where were you born?

LaGrange IL

 

Number of marathons

15

Birthday

7/15

 

Favorite marathon

Boston

Typical pace

7 min

 

Favorite running music

Rap

Occupation

Teacher/ coach / mom Manager at Run Today

 

Favorite running food

Power bars/ Cliff Shots

Any hobbies?

Tennis/ book club/ mountain climbing

 

Who do you train with?

A running group in Wheaton IL

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Running magazines

 

A quotation you like…

Real athletes run others just play games

Personal goals

2:46 Marathon/Olympic Trials

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

I run so that I can be a better mom and person. It clears my mind and helps me deal with issues better. I feel good about myself when my body is healthy.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

California international marathon 2010. I ran my PR and my visually impaired friend paced and coached me the whole way. He is an inspiration to me and many other runners.

 

Why do you pace?

 

I enjoy the satisfaction I feel when I help someone else achieve their goal. To be part of that is priceless.

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

The Tampa marathon. It was raining and very windy during the whole marathon. We worked together drafting off of each other. Everyone worked together and that is what made it so special.

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

When runners run with my group I feel that I try and build a team of people who work and support each other. I make the miles go by faster through conversation. I also give helpful tips to help runners get through the tough miles. I am very consistent will my mile splits and have always finished in my goal time.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Be confident in your training and running. A positive attitude goes a long way.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Ability is what you are capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
--Lou Holtz

 

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