Pacer Theresa 


Ravenna, Ohio


Current P.R.


Where were you born?

Sierraville, California


Number of marathons



October 31


Favorite marathon

Cal International

Typical pace

8 to 9 minute miles


Favorite running music

Anything upbeat


College professor


Favorite running food

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches

Any hobbies?

Spending time with my awesome family


Who do you train with?

My partner, Jen, alone and sometimes the Cuyahoga Valley running group

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Too many to list on both counts! I love to read for pleasure and for my professional life.


A quotation you like…

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.” Don Kardong, Olympic marathoner

Personal goals

Enjoy my running on a daily basis






Why do you run?


It’s fun!


Describe your best marathon memory.


I had the fortune to run in college and won the NAIA national marathon my senior season. It’s a treasured memory, even though my competitive years are only a small part of my relationship with running.


Why do you pace?


It’s an opportunity to give back to the sport that I love and help people reach their individual goals.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


I’m new at this, but have informally paced friends for years. It’s great to be able to get to know other runners and help set a pace for them to reach their goals.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


Steady pace, friendly encouragement, fun!


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Remember that it’s all about going against your natural urges. Hold yourself back at the beginning when you’re feeling good, and push yourself to keep the pace as you begin to get tired toward the end.


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