Pasadena Pacers before the start of the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon It’s 2018 Los Angeles Marathon (LAM) time! We have more than 250 Pasadena Pacers running this year — a new record — and we’re so proud of each and every one of you. Make sure to check out the LAM… more
We know a bunch of our Pasadena Half Marathon runners are going to be looking for the next race, and the Los Angeles Marathon will feel like a natural choice for many. But, can—and should—it be done? We asked Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacers founder, and Edgar Mejia, our Marathon Coach, what they thought. Here… more
Interview with Coach Armand Crespo by Dr. Steve Smith On my office wall are the yearly group photos of the Pasadena Pacers. Friends often hover over those photos to see if they are in it; they look for friends. They brace themselves for the changes caused by ravages of time as they expect to look… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc It would seem that running downhill would give you a lot of help from gravity with an easy cruise into the finish line in record time. The reality is that downhill races often end with disappointment and very sore legs. Chances are good that you will… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc Abdominal strength has a real and immediate effect on your running gait, and the faster you go, the more your abdominal muscles participate in your gait. Many running injuries can be traced back to weak core muscles that result in poor running biomechanics. If you are looking… more
We get you to the start. We cheer for you at the finish. Training for the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon has begun! (But, it’s not too late to join!) Some things to know about the Pasadena Pacer Marathon Training Program: We are an official training partner of the Los Angeles Marathon. Yep, we’re certified and bonafide as… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc We live in southern California where hot days are a fact of life. As such, it’s important we discuss some tips to keep you safe, healthy, and running. Run Early. If you are going long, go early. If you are training for a marathon and… more
By Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc Today was the 21st year the Pacers Running Club ran the Los Angeles Marathon. I really don’t know how many of our runners participated, maybe 200, maybe less. I’m not sure how many Pacers came out to cheer for the runners out on the course but… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc You are about two weeks away from the Big Race. It has been months of early rising, suiting up in your running gear, and heading out the door with your hydration pack in hand. You’ve had to head back in the house more than once… more
By Dr. Steve Smith “I have a pain in my knee, what should I do?” I overheard a runner ask his friend last week. I listened, mostly to see what kind of advice would be given, thinking the friend might be a physical therapist or a doctor. This could be good; I might pick up… more