Pacer Carrie

Where are you from?

De Pere, WI

Current P.R.


Typical pace

2:00 Half, 4:00 Full

Number of marathons

47 non-virtual


Personal Run Coach

Favorite marathon



Travel, Tennis, Adventures with my family of 8

Favorite Running Food

Honey Stinger Chews

What are you reading now?

The Comeback Quotient - Matt Fitzgerald

Who do you train with?

My husband, Paul

Personal goals

To run 10 consecutive Boston Marathons, to stay healthy enough to run my whole life.



A quotation you like…

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t - you’re right.  Henry Ford


Why do you run?


For mental health, to stay in shape, to motivate and help others.

Describe your best marathon memory.


2014 Boston Marathon - A glorious day with perfect weather one year after the bombings.  The runners and spectators took back the course!  I have never felt so emotional running a race.  I also saw many people who had lost a limb out there crushing the course.  Meb also won!  The positivity out there was nothing I have ever experienced before.

Why do you pace?


I pace to help others reach their goals,have fun and an awesome sense of accomplishment doing it.  I find joy in running a slower pace and really being able to take the course in, talk to the runners around me, encourage and motivate the runners around me and help them run faster than they ever thought possible!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Wausau 2017 - I was pacing the 4:00 group and had a vetran, upbeat group of runners surrounding me.  One of the runners in my group happened to be an awesome guy who I thought would be an excellent pacer.  He ended up crushing his goals and also started pacing with our team.  He is one of our best friends and pacers to this day.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


My pace group will run even splits, have fun getting to know each other, and meet the goal!  I will encourage and motivate you from start until finish and keep you mentally strong to help you run your best race! We might also become life-long friends!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Do it!  Running in a group will help make your experience more enjoyable.  You will be able to focus on keeping your positive energy flowing rather than staring at your watch - leave the splits up to us and focus on other things.

Anything else you’d like to share?

My husband and I both pace and we have 6 children age 13 and under.  All of them (except for our youngest who was just born) are also runners.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

My husband and I often give talks and lead retreats at church/religious functions promoting the sacrament of marriage.  We also lead marriage preparation for engaged couples.



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