Pacer Christina

Where are you from?

Orlando, FL

Current P.R.

3:38 Full 1:40 Half

Typical pace

Comfortable at 8:00

Number of marathons



Strength Coach/Gym Owner

Favorite marathon

Marine Corps Marathon


Running, swimming weight lifting, yoga, reading and of course spending time with my husband and our two sons

Favorite Running Food

Pre Run- PB Toast w/ Banana

Post Run- Pizza and Beer

What are you reading now?

“The Runners Brain” and “The One Thing”

Who do you train with?

Mostly alone but occasionally with my Moms Run This Town chapter

Personal goals

Complete a half or full marathon in all 50 states



A quotation you like…


“Always earned, never given”

Why do you run?


I have been running for almost 20 years and I could not imagine my life without it!  It gives me goals to work towards and such an amazing sense of accomplishment when I achieve them. It’s my outlet in my busy, hectic life.  It inspires my children to have a passion in life and to work hard for it.  And it has also given me the opportunity to connect with some amazing people along the way.  The running community is a family like no other!

Describe your best marathon memory.


No matter how many races I run, nothing will ever compare to crossing the finish line at my first marathon.  All the months of training, the sacrifice, the anxiety, the early mornings, everything was worth it when I officially became a marathoner!

Why do you pace?


I am a coach by nature and trade, so to get to be out there helping people to achieve their goals and share a passion for running is such an amazing thing!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I had the opportunity to pace a good friend of mine through her first half marathon.  I think I was even more excited for her than she was!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am a fun and lighthearted person.  I will take the guess work out of running for you so you can just focus on putting one foot in front of the other and cross that finish line.  I will be there to help push and motivate my runners, but it’s important we have fun in the process!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Don’t be afraid to ask questions, tell me what you need from me, tell me your story, crack jokes, whatever helps pass the time while helping you reach your goals.  We do have goals to meet but we can also get to know each other and have some fun out there.

Anything else you’d like to share?


Come prepared physically and mentally.  Have your race day nutrition and hydration planned out.  Also, keep a couple of goals in mind, you never know what race day has in store.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I volunteer my time at local races as well as donate to several organizations.  One of my biggest fundraising efforts goes towards PurpleStrides, since I lost my father to Pancreatic Cancer in 2003.



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