Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thoughts of a Pacer

First and foremost, being a pacer is a privilege.  
  • If you are CHOSEN to pace, that means that:
    • You are either:
      • motivating
      • funny
      • a good friend, or
      • not too annoying to spend exorbitant amounts of time with in the middle of the night
    • You are fast enough to either:
      • keep up, or
      • push the pace
  • Expectations:
    • Stay up all night long and still be enthusiastic
    • Have tricks up your sleeve
    • Bring yummy snacks
Above all, in this sport, pacing is a training run, group get-together, all-night party, and YET ANOTHER character building activity (...as if we haven't attained enough of those!!).  With Bryce 100 right around the corner, I am starting to pull together buckets of rubbing alcohol, sponges, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, cow bells, bear-shaped cookies, and camping gear.  I am worried that I won't have enough to talk about, won't be the best cheerleader I can be, and won't be able to keep up (...all of which I know are unfounded...).  

Does anyone else get as nervous about pacing as I do?  This is a lot of pressure!!  I hope Harrison likes mints.

(p.s. I will be pacing Harrison the last 33 miles late Friday night through Saturday morning and I am so excited!!!!  He will do great and I will try my best not to blow too many snot rockets.)


  1. awesome! I'd love to be a pacer, but I'd have to pace someone who is rather slow :P I'm sure you'll be great!

  2. I'm pacing a friend of mine from Colorado for the second 50 miles at Bryce. I'm planning on bringing yummy treats!