Pacer Sarah

Where are you from?

Toledo, OH

Current P.R.

5k: 23:05, 10k: 48:28, Half: 1:47, Full: 3:53

Typical pace

Completely depends on the purpose of the workout! Speedwork may get up to faster than a 7:00 pace, but I know the importance of keeping easy runs EASY… so those must be run by feel. Most of my miles are run in the 9:15-10:30 range.

Number of marathons



Executive Assistant at a local private school

Favorite marathon

Flying Pig Marathon


Running of course! Who has time for any other hobbies??

Favorite Running Food

Honey Stinger chews

What are you reading now?

“Dream Big” by Bob Goff and “I Hate Running and You Can Too” by Brendan Leonard

Who do you train with?

Myself, my friends, and/or Dave’s Running (local training group)

Personal goals

I’m trying to break all of my PR’s before I turn 40. After that I hope to focus on pacing as many races as my body will let me!



A quotation you like…

"All glory to God who is able to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." Eph. 3:20


Why do you run?


I began running for my own personal health, but now I do it more as a way to connect with and help others. There’s nothing better than the feeling you get watching someone you have helped or coached accomplish a goal they have been working hard to achieve.

Describe your best marathon memory.


My brother was in the Army and then moved to Hawaii. I didn’t get many opportunities to see him, so when we made plans to run the Honolulu Marathon together in 2021 it was an extra special occasion!

Why do you pace?


I have always been a bit of a math nerd, and one of my strengths is encouragement, so pacing is a perfect combination of the two! I get to keep an eye on numbers and encourage people at the same time!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


There have been so many wonderful experiences as a pacer, but one of my favorites has to be a recent half marathon I paced. I was pacing a 2:05 finish time and had a young lady running with me for the first 6 or 7 miles. She dropped behind me at that point, but found me after she finished. She gave me a HUGE hug and thanked me for supporting her even though she wasn’t able to keep up. It was a wonderful reminder of the impact a pacer can make, even on those who don’t run the entire race with the group.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


My local friends call me the “pacer extraordinaire” because I am extremely committed to keeping the pace. I promise to do my very best to run even splits and get everyone to the finish line as close to that goal time as possible (without going over of course)!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Trust me! It is so common for runners to go out too quickly, and they get extra nervous if a pacer holds them to a slower pace to start. But you have to trust that I have your best interest in mind and I very much want you to succeed! Trust me to get you to that finish line exactly when I promise I’ll get you there.

Anything else you’d like to share?

When race day comes, be sure to relax. Enjoy it. This is YOUR moment. You owe it to yourself to get as much joy from it as possible. You’ve put in the work, now all that is left is to trust the training, relax, and enjoy that race-day-victory-lap!



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