Pacer Elaine at the 2013 Pocono Marathon

Pacer Elaine


Where are you from?

Randolph, NJ

Current P.R.


Typical pace

4:00 Marathon, 9:09 pace

Number of marathons



Graphic Design

Favorite marathon

My first marathon, Athens Classic Marathon



Favorite Running Food

Pre-race meal, melted peanut butter & nutella on a bagel

What are you reading now?

Nothing at the moment, but Scott Jurek's Eat and Run book is on tap!


Who do you train with?

My run club (Raritan Vally Road Runners), friends, boyfriend or solo

Personal goals

For 2013, some PR’s, another 100 miler (or two) & a 24hr race



A quotation you like…

"The only event that can break you is the one you are not mentally prepared for. Dirt is just dirt, mountains just mountains. Hard, is a totally relative term--relative to your mindset and expectations. If you are truly prepared to suffer, no course is hard--they are just fast or slow."

Why do you run?


Because I can!

Describe your best marathon memory.


My first marathon in 2007. I couldn’t get into the NY Marathon, so I flew all the way to Greece, by myself, to run the Athens Classic Marathon.  While running the streets of Athens, I realized, at the last 5k or so, that I will complete 26.2 miles. I got a bit emotional, found lots of new energy and sprinted my way to the finish line at Olympic Stadium. Pure bliss!



Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pacing Ken Posner for 30 miles at Badwater.  It was an opportunity of a lifetime to be part of Ken’s 135 mile journey. Not only did I get to run parts of the course & experience the extreme heat, but watching him go through his highs & lows, and push through a range of emotions to the finish line on Mt. Whitney is something unforgettable! We are capable of amazing things:)

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because I’m energetic and fun:)

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Pacing is key!  Run relaxed, stay in the moment & have a good time! Training is the hardest part.

Anything else you’d like to share?

1) I love destination Marathons! I’ve ran a marathon in Germany, India, and Patagonia, to name a few… 2) My signature move after any race (or even during a race) is a jump pic! So, anyone in my pacing group should save enough energy to jump at the finish:)





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