They’re at every big half and full marathon, carrying their signs for many, many miles and helping innumerable runners achieve their big goals. But have you ever stopped to wonder what the pacers you follow in races are thinking or doing? Have you ever thought about being a pacer yourself?
I recently had my first opportunity to pace the 2:00 group at the Madison Half Marathon and it was a great experience.
I don’t pretend to be an expert in pacing, like our pacer-extraordinaire Clove, but it was fun and I learned a lot from it, so I wanted to share some of it with our Salty readers.