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A Pacer cheers from the crowd.
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
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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
Pacer inspiring others at LA Marathon 2017
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc There are some people who can bend life to their own will. They can shape the universe to their own liking and they have the ability to shape your life as well. There have been many such people, these life-benders. You don’t have to look very… more
Pasadena Pacers before the start of the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon
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
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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
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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
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As Pasadena Pacers, we are large in numbers and take up a lot more space on the road than you might realize. General safety tips from the Road Runners Club of America can be found here. Below are some safety tips specifically for Pasadena Pacers with notes from our founder, Dr. Steve Smith: Run single file… more
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Training for the 32nd Los Angeles Marathon begins September 24 and the Pasadena Pacers want to help you train for 26.2 miles! For 20 years the Pasadena Pacers have provided FREE training to local runners and this year is no different. Between our experienced coaching staff and pace leaders, we aim to help runners of all… more
Green Can getting fed at our Annual Pancake Flip-off.
What is the Green Can? Green Can getting fed at our Annual Pancake Flip-off. The Pasadena Pacers is a friendly, FREE running club. Well, free to all runners but not free to operate. We’ve got bills like everyone else which means we need to generate all our operating costs from donated… more
Pre-run Stretches
Last weekend was another landmark of Pacer achievements! About a dozen Pacers ran the California International Marathon (CIM) over the weekend, with nine completing the course fast enough to qualify to run the Boston Marathon in 2018! At least 23 runners represented the Pacers at Ridgecrest this year, and three won trophies! Bobby Romero was… more