Pace Leaders: Ed and Norma

L.A. Marathon 2020 training season is coming to an end, and we want to thank each of our Pace Group Leaders for all of their hard work and dedication. The Pacer Love you shared with each person in your group was so inspiring and we are eternally grateful. We begin the series with Ed Andrade and Norma Moreira.


Ed Andrade

Ed leads our 6:30 hour group. One stand out quality is that even if he completes his miles before the rest of the group, he will always go back and run each runner in to the finish. Thank you so much Ed, for the extra care and selfless heart.

  1. How long have you been running?
    I’ve been running for 37 years.
  2. How many marathons have you completed?
    I’ve completed 16 marathons.
  3. Which race is your favorite?
    My favorite is Big Sur
  4. What tip do you have for those running LAM?
    When you find yourself in trouble, just remember you trained very hard for this day.
  5. Favorite Mantra?
    “You’re doing good”
  6. Most memorable training run and why?
    Having the group cheer on my daughter to beat me. It’s a blessing to be able to run with my kids.
  7. What’s your next race?
    Next race is LAM. Goal is to run my last marathon when I turn 80.
  8. What does running mean for you in your life?
    Running is a personal joy. It’s a blessing and a way to solve problems.

 


Norma Moreira

Norma leads our 6:00 hour group. She’s a true leader. Leads by example and understands the struggle each runner faced, while always staying positive and motivating. Thank you Norma for your positive energy and true Pacer Spirit.

  1. How long have you been running?
    Since 2018
  2. How many marathons have you completed?
    1
  3. Which race is your favorite?
    La Catrina 5K & Firecracker
  4. What tip do you have for those running LAM?
    “Aplicar lo que se ha entrenado, entrenamos para terminar con exito la carrera, no entrenamos para fallar.” (Translation: Practice what you trained. We trained to complete the race successfully. We didn’t train to fail.)
  5. Favorite Mantra?
    “Nunca dejar de creer en ti mismo.” (Translation: Never stop believing in yourself.)
  6. Most memorable training run and why?
    “Cuando corri las 22 millas, pq fue una prueba de lo que entrene y la dedicacion que puse en todo el entrenamiento sin importar que estuviera haciendo frio o intenso calor o sin animo de hacerlo, el tener que levantarme temprano para estar ahi, por lo regular no soy de madrugar.” (Translation: When I ran the 22 Miles because it was proof of what I have trained, and the dedication that I put forth in all of my training, regardless of the cold weather or intense heat, or running without the energy to do so, or waking up early to be there, because I’m not an early riser.”
  7. What’s your next race?
    Mountains 2 Beach & Revel Big Bear
  8. What does running mean for you in your life?
    Correr Me fortaleze fisica y espiritual. Cuando corro me encuentro a mi misma, me aclara mis pensamientos me ayuda a concentrarme a enfocarme en el momento, abre mi mente a otras posibilidades, me pone en la realidad. Para mi correr funciona como terapia. Es algo que hago con pasion que me gusta que cada vez que salgo a correr me llena de emocion y energia. En pocas palabras Me cambia el dia. Esto es algo de lo que practicar el running ha hecho en mi vida. Gracias (Translation: Running strengthens me physically and spiritually. When I’m running, I find myself, I gain clarity and settle my thoughts, it helps me concentrate and focus on the present moment. It opens my mind to other possibilities, it’s a moment of reality. For me, running is like therapy. It’s something I do with passion. I love it! It fills me with excitement and energy. In a few words, it changes my day. This is what running has done in my life. Thank you.