Meet Your Pace Leader & LAM Captain: Team 11.5, Gina

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Gina Leon
11:30 min/mile Pace Leader
(Editor’s note: Gina also serves our Los Angeles Marathon Team Captain.)

How long have you been with the Pasadena Pacers: Since 2015.

How many marathons have you run? 10, with six of them being the LA Marathon.

Why do you run? Running is my happy hour! When I run alone it can be peaceful and a stress reliever. When I run with friends it’s all about the fun!

Favorite post run snack/ meal? Any kind of breakfast food.

Running mantra: Small bites! I break down long runs into small bites of five miles (or less) at a time. It makes the mileage less intimidating.

Occupation: Customer Service for Honda.

Hometown: I grew up in Pico Rivera and now live in Pasadena.

What do you do for fun? I love to read, watch movies, and take our two boxer pups out for a run.

Do you have a secret talent? I’m fluent in movie quotes and I can tie my shoes with one hand.

Anything else you’d like your fellow Pacers to know? You really can do it! You will get tired and your body will hurt, but you can get through it and you won’t have to do it alone. You have a running family in red and we’re in it together.