Pacer Tricia

Where are you from?

Crystal Lake, IL

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Spin Intructor

Favorite marathon



Running,Biking, Remodeling, Mom

Favorite Running Food

PB&J and Oranges

What are you reading now?

“Now You See Her” By James Patterson

Who do you train with?

Algonquin Lifetime Fitness Run Club

Personal goals

Never stop challenging myself to the next level



A quotation you like…



Why do you run?


I love the challenge of the finishing line

Describe your best marathon memory.


I was running the 2011 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, and at mile 13, I realized that I had it in me to qualify for Boston. The miles flew by, one step after the other, and I did it. It felt Great!

Why do you pace?


I like to encourage runners to meet their goal. I am holding a sign, that will motivate some runners to stay in-front of the sign, some to stay right by the sign, and others to catch up to the sign. It’s all about the motivation and encouragement.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Just last week I ran the Fox Valley Marathon, and I was there to help encourage a fellow runner to meet her goal of getting into Boston. That was awesome!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I will remind you that you started with a goal, stick with me, and you will get that goal.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Smile! It brings positive energy. Think of something funny and chase away the negative thoughts.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I help out with a 5K Turkey Trot each year that Algonquin Lifetime Fitness host. All donations go to the local food pantry. I continuously donate to the Cancer Federation and the Epilepsy Foundation.



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