By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc Revel Big Bear is on our race calendar and it’s time to start training. It’s a big downhill race, big for the altitude loss of nearly 5,000 feet. I don’t know of another race with that big of a loss anywhere else in the country.  It… more
  By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc There is a lot written about the best way to run. I’m talking about gait, form, forefoot vs. rearfoot, vs. midfoot. The question of how best to run pops up all the time. You hear it on the runs, in social media, coffee shops, and… more
It’s going to be hot this weekend and if you are going on a long run, here are a few tips to get you through the day. If you are going long, go early. We like seeing everyone at the tables at 7:00, we are a team, a community, a family. We want everyone to… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc Crossing the finish line is a feeling like no other. Barriers have been breached. You have attempted the impossible, and you did it! You can feel the power of accomplishment and you are looking into the future with a whole new attitude. You know you… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc Runners talk about their shoes with great enthusiasm and I often overhear, “My shoes are the best ever! You should try a pair of these!” The question is: what is the best shoe for you? To get at this answer we need to look at… more
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 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 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon starts September 29, 2018! 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 such. Our training program is… more