Pacer Andie

Where are you from?

Sioux Falls, SD

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons

10, 30+ ultras


Assist people with disabilities

Favorite marathon

Grandma’s, Lake Wobegon


Baking, spending time with my family and dogs

Favorite Running Food

Crackers with cheese

What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

Friends or my dog

Personal goals

I’m working on improving fueling during runs.  I’m registered for 5 ultras so far this year, including 2 100’s.



A quotation you like…

Actually, I can.

Why do you run?


Running gives me daily and long term goals.  I trained for my first half after going through infertility issues, and eventually I realized I could run further than I ever would have imagined.

Describe your best marathon memory.


I loved reaching Duluth during Grandma’s.  I looked at the guy next to me and shouted “We reached Duluth!”, but he wasn’t excited about it.  I couldn’t wait to see my husband and boys on the way to the finish.

Why do you pace?


I like helping people and running, so this is the perfect combination of the two.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I paced my buddy from mile 50-75 of Hitchcock 100.  It was amazing to be part of his race and to spend time with him while he worked to reach his goal.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I tend to have fun at races and try to make them an enjoyable experience.  Pace and performing well is important, but I think it’s equally important to find joy in racing.  I’m also a good listener and have a lot of race stories to share.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Be proud of yourself.  By the time you reach the starting line you’ve already put a lot of training and work into this.  Look for ways throughout the race to acknowledge your successes, such as remembering to fuel, reaching mile marks, staying on pace, etc.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Don’t judge your race at a low point or at the top of a hill when you’re tired!


What philanthropic activities do you have?

None, but I’m always baking for my running friends.



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