Pacer Erika

Where are you from?

South Bound Brook, NJ

Current P.R.

1:24:53 (half)

3:06:15 (full)

Typical pace

7:30 - 8 min pace (easy runs)

Number of marathons



FT mom and online running coach

Favorite marathon



Spending time with my daughter and husband, reading, and drawing

Favorite Running Food

Peanut Butter & Banana

What are you reading now?

“How Bad Do You Want It?” - Matt Fitzgerald

Who do you train with?

Mostly solo, but long runs and competing with Shore AC

Personal goals

Sub 3 in the marathon



A quotation you like…


“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger”

Why do you run?


I run for stress relief and to start my day on the right foot. I also run to compete in order to continue break my current PR’s. I run mostly because I love it - even if I do have a ‘bad’ running day.

Describe your best marathon memory.


1) When you run Boston, you are never alone. There are spectators everywhere cheering you on!

2) Finishing fourth place at Wineglass, my first marathon.

Why do you pace?


To meet new people and to help runners reach their racing goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Three years in a row I’ve paced the Princeton Half Marathon, for 1:40 (once) and 1:35 (twice) pace groups. My partner and I were on point the whole race every year. The runners with us were successful in reaching their goal times. In the last mile, we made sure to tell the runners to send it in with all they had to get under the time.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


We will have a great time and you will hit your goal.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Have fun and enjoy the journey. Think about the mile you’re in, not what comes next. Focus on staying calm during the race. You’ve trained for this!

Anything else you’d like to share?


I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who has been my stroller running buddy since she was six months old. She comes to all of mommy and daddy’s races!




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