Pacer Adrienne

Where are you from?

New York

Current P.R.


Typical pace

5:00 to 5:15

Number of marathons




Favorite marathon

New York City Marathon


Rock climbing, running, reading, acrylic art

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

Alone, friends

Personal goals

Go back to school to get a higher degree on Integrative Medicine/ Traditional Chinese Medicine/ or Mycology

Road Running Goal: Run Boston Marathon. 

Ultra: Go back to finish Bighorn100m and Teanaway Country100m

A quotation you like…

When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear around us. True joy or happiness is when we can say, 'Thank you for that experience!”

Why do you run?


I run because it gives me a lot of joy, and a sense of connectedness to an active community.  But most importantly running gives me a sense of clarity to work through other personal challenges in life.  I also run to stay healthy

Describe your best marathon memory.


I really love the energy of spectators, and I really enjoy the smiles that came from kids who received high-fives from us the participants.

Why do you pace?


I pace marathons because I enjoy helping other runners achieve their goals

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My favorite and best pacing experience remains to be NYCM.  It is the largest marathon in the world, energy generated by 50k+ runners, and many more spectators on the streets of NYC is truly an epic experience.  I love running through the crowded streets of each borough, especially in the Brooklyn are during the race.


New York City is known as the city that never sleeps — mainly because it never shuts down!  But during marathon day, NYC closes 26.2 miles of roads spanning through all 5 New York boroughs, and this is the day that 4 major bridges are closed off for pedestrians! 


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I would offer this advice to all runners at the beginning of the marathon; it is okay to run 10-20 seconds slower than their normal pace during the first mile.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


For most people, it is very hard to resist the temptation to go faster with all the adrenaline, (especially on fields with much larger numbers of participants, like NYCM) so, the first tip I remind my runners is to stay around the same effort level throughout the marathon (run a consistent pace.) This one rule that has helped me to stay focused and avoid getting carried away at all my marathons.

Anything else you’d like to share?

If is a warm/humid day, I remind my runners to hydrate accordingly, and maintain a slower and steady pace.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I volunteer a lot outdoors (trail work) and I also do grassroot work that help elderlies



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