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, Pacers Founder and Team Doc This month, we crossed the finish line of a very long endurance event. Unlike many endurance events—with medals and cheering spectators—this one went by, barely noticed. It was one of those victories forged of gritty determinism and raw effort. There have been a many outstanding people… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc A Pacer cheers from the crowd. I went up to Ventura last weekend to see the finish line at the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. We had a lot of Pacers up there and some were running the race of their lives.… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc What is said about people of high standing is rarely consistent with their true character. Last weekend my son told me, “Never meet your heroes. It is better to leave them as heroes and to continue to believe in them.” I have found this often to… more