Pacer Carly

Where are you from?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Current P.R.

3:57 (marathon)

Typical pace

9 minute miles

Number of marathons



Doctoral candidate in neuroscience

Favorite marathon

Cincinnati Flying Pig


Running, reading, coding, cycling

Favorite Running Food

Any GU with caffeine

What are you reading now?

“The Heart’s Invisible Furies” by John Boyne

Who do you train with?

Myself! No music, just my thoughts.

Personal goals

Qualify for the Boston Marathon someday!



A quotation you like…

“It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day. That’s the hard part. But it does get easier.”


Why do you run?


I run to relax. I sometimes spend all day thinking and making decisions that it’s very calming to run and zone out for hours at a time. I also love training for big races and constantly improving my times.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Finishing my first sub 4 hour marathon in Indianapolis with a negative split. I paced calmly through the whole thing and had extra gas in the tank to take off on the last two miles. I was flying so fast and passing everyone, yelling about how I was headed for my first sub 4!

Why do you pace?


I have benefitted from the pacers in every race I have run and I want to give back to the running community and help others reach their goals

Tell us your best pacing experience.


None yet!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I have been living and running in Champaign, IL for almost 5 years. I know the Illinois half marathon course well and I can help you know exactly what to expect and when to expect it!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Get ready to chat with me about anything and everything for 13.1 miles! And brush up on your Taylor Swift lyrics because I like to party when I run.

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am currently the president of the Neuroscience Student Organization at my university. I am also a Girl Scout and I volunteer at a summer camp with the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast every summer for the last 10 years.



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