Pacer Joanna

Where are you from?

Naples, FL

Current P.R.

3.24 marathon, 1.33 half marathon

Typical pace


Number of marathons

8 marathons, 16 Half Marathons


Account Manager for a travel company

Favorite marathon

I loved Chicago, great city, great race


Running, travel, cooking and experimenting in the kitchen

Favorite Running Food

Granola bars, bananas and Gu (the necessary evil)

What are you reading now?

I am re-reading A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. It’s hilarious.

Who do you train with?

My local running club, the Gulf Coast Runners. A great group of people

Personal goals

Boston to Big Sur, a 3.15 marathon, but most importantly, to stay healthy and keep running for many years to come.



A quotation you like…

“If you want to run, then run a mile.  If you want to experience another life, run a marathon.”  Emil Zatopek


Why do you run?


Because it makes me happy! There’s nothing quite like that feeling you get when you cross the finish line, its euphoric.

Describe your best marathon memory.


My first Boston. It was one of those days when everything comes together and you just feel great. My friends met me at the finish for post-race beer and chocolate cake.

Why do you pace?


I love that when you are running, complete strangers become friends and you get to share an incredible 26.2 mile journey with like-minded people.



Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because my goal is to help you achieve your goal. We will have fun, race smart and finish smiling J


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


It may be cliché but its true – have fun, enjoy it. Relax and trust your training, the race is the reward for all that hard work you put in.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Never forget the golden rule, don’t try anything NEW on race day!






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