Pacer Heather

Where are you from?

Downers Grove, IL

Current P.R.

3:33:33 (Leading Ladies 2013)

Typical pace

Pacing 4:00 - 4:30

Number of marathons

73 and counting


U.S. DOL Supervisory Claims Examiner for OWCP

Favorite marathon

I've loved all of them for various reasons but my favorites are usually the ones where I do well :)


Besides running?!?  I like to read :)

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

The crossfire series

Who do you train with?

I've been a pace group leader for the Chicago Area Runners Association marathon training program for the past two years.

Personal goals

I would like to BQ and actually get in to Boston!



A quotation you likeā€¦

I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13


Why do you run?


I run to eat!  I've lost a lot of weight by running so now I'm in love!

Describe your best marathon memory.


Finishing with my BQ at Leading Ladies with my mom and my daughter there to cheer for me :)

Why do you pace?


Because I love to help people reach their goals.  It's fun to step back a bit and do the work to get people to reach their milestones!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My favorite thing about pacing is to help first time marathoners reach the finish.  It's always great to see the face of a first timer at the finish line!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because I love running and I would help distract you from any doubts along the way!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Just come to enjoy the race and let me do the work.  As long as you have done the training, you will be fine!






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