In case you missed our annual Victory Party, Edgar Mejia is stepping down as the Pasadena Pacers Marathon Coach—a position he’s held for the last three years.
Edgar did a great job implementing pace groups, creating new interesting routes, and giving endless encouragement. He was also responsible for building leaders, adding energy to the club, and significantly increasing the number of runners training for and successfully completing marathons.
Under Edgar’s leadership, Los Angeles Marathon (LAM) recognized our marathon program and invited us to be an official training partner for LAM and Pasadena Half Marathon—a really special achievement.
Thankfully for all of us, Edgar isn’t going far. He will still run with us on Saturday mornings, concentrating on his own personal marathon training. Edgar will provide assistance during the transition to the new coach, contribute to the 20 Mile Challenge group, and to mentor runners. We know he will remain the spark that helps so many runners achieve their goals like qualifying for the Boston Marathon or achieving a personal record (PR) in a race.
A well-deserved bow for you, Edgar. Thank you for being you.
Our new Marathon Coach is Ezra Weisz. Yes, the very same Ezra who leads us in stretches and coaches our Half Marathon training. He’s doubling down this year to embrace both programs and the runners within. Those of you that know Ezra know he has the energy and knowledge to take on this herculean task. To date, Ezra has completed 39 marathons, seven ultra-marathons and more than 100 half marathons. He is also a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified coach and an all-around great guy.
In the upcoming month or so, we will be posting more details about the LAM Training Program. Stay tuned for more information.
Meanwhile, rest up for an amazing LAM training season.