Pacer Amy

Where are you from?

Herndon, VA

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons

I don’t keep track. Marathons, Half-Marathons, 50ks, 50 Milers and an Ironman WI finish


Technical Writer

Favorite marathon

Madison, WI Marathon


Cooking, Reading, Adventures of any sort, Orienteering with my family

Favorite Running Food

Post-race…beer or chocolate milk.

What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

Friends and my dog, Bounder

Personal goals

To run my whole life



A quotation you like…

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”  Johnny Cash

Why do you run?


I run because I can. I love getting out in the early morning hours and watching the sunrise around me.

Describe your best marathon memory.


In college, I was hit by car while running and broke through the car’s front windshield with my head. I finished my first marathon 8 weeks later. My dad was all over that course checking in on me. When I crossed the finish line, I was thankful for life and felt blessed to have such loving parents.

Why do you pace?


I love seeing

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Helping a woman in my group not only finish her first half-marathon, but her first race! Her excitement gave me that pacing bug. Watching folks successfully finish their first race or run a PR is super rewarding.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


We will not go out too fast. One of the major hurdles to most runners in a race. We’ll keep consistent throughout the race and enjoy the course!!!!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Every race has high moments and then the low points. A pace group is there to carry you through the low.

What philanthropic activities do you have?


I coach a youth running club. Watching those kids develop a love for running is pure fun.


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