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Friday, September 10, 2010
Preparing to be a Pacer
Sunday I will be a pacer for the first time. I will be pacing my friend Jenn (here) in her first 1/2 marathon. We will be doing the River Run 1/2 Marathon (here). It is a point to point race (downhill for the most part). I do believe that we have an advantage as we have run part of the course on three separate training runs. I am really looking forward to helping Jenn cross the finish line of her first official 1/2 marathon (she did a 1/2 marathon training run on her own..here). Jenn has mentioned that she would like to run between a 2:15 and 2:30 on Sunday. My plan is to stay with Jenn and encourage her when she needs encouragement and hang back when she needs to hang back and if that means she needs to take a walking break then that is what we will do! This race is all about Jenn achieving her goal! I'm just along for the ride (run in literal terms). I also plan to take some pictures of Jenn in action. If anyone has done this and has advice on how to do this without tripping over my own two feet, please let me know because an injured pacer would not be a good thing! For those of you who have been pacers, any and all suggestions are welcomed!
Jenn and I before the Girls with Sole 5K June 20, 2010
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!