Pacer Michelle

Where are you from?

West Virginia

Current P.R.

Half- 1:57

Typical pace

4:15 Full, 2:00 Half

Number of marathons

8 marathons and ultras



Favorite marathon



Cooking, Hiking, Camping

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Never Finished (David Goggins)

Who do you train with?

My husband

Personal goals

Sub 4hr marathon, sub 10:30 50 mile



A quotation you like…

If you can’t fly then run, If you can’t run then walk, If you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Dr. MLK, Jr.

Why do you run?


I run to keep my up my fitness and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am an advocate that diet and exercise are the best medicine.

Describe your best marathon memory.


My best as actually the JFK 50. I broke my patella at mile 10 and ran the other 40 miles. I would never advocate running injured, but it does prove the power of a strong mind.

Why do you pace?


I think it is extremely satisfying to help someone achieve something that they thought was unachievable.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I paced with a group where I was not a leader at Sarasota. It was such a rewarding experience because we all stayed together as one large group to help a

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I feel I can be motivating, and my main goal is to help everyone around me achieve their personal goals. I love to talk, a lot and I can keep your mind occupied for hours as I like to tell funny stories.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Just plan on having a lot of fun achieving your goals!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I like to get involved in trail cleanup activities because I think maintaining our trails keeps them for the future.



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