Meet Marlana De La Rosa, Bridge to Half Coach

If you’ve been to one of our meet ups you’ve definitely met our new Bridge to Half Coach, Marlana. She is a true Pacer spirit in every which way possible. She’s kind, friendly, welcoming, motivating, supportive, and will always give back to our fellow Pacers.  She enjoys seeing people succeed and will lift you up and see you through to the end. It’s because of that energy that she will be an amazing coach for the Bridge to Half group that starts off with 4 easy miles, with intervals, and helps you through to building confidence and stamina and crossing finish lines. Read on to get to know this amazing Pacer a little more.

How long have you been running with the Whittier Pacers and why did you decide to join our awesome club?

I been running with the Whittier Pacers for 3 years I use to run with Pasadena Pacers. Whittier is closer to home and it is a great way to meet new runners and a great way to start a new Chapter.

What keeps you coming back to the Pacers?

The runners keeps me coming back to the Whittier Pacers.

Tell us what you’re most looking forward to as our new Bridge to Half Coach.

I am looking to motivate the runners and be able to help the runners accomplish a half marathon.

Share one of your favorite Pacer moments.

One of my favorites Pacer moments would be the 20 miles tent at the LA Marathon, you have all the support from your fellow runners.

What do you think is one of the best things about the Whittier Pacers?

One of the best things about the Whittier Pacers is that we are there to help one another whether it’s a new runner or returning.

Share with us why you think people should join us to train for their next race.

People should join us, because we are a good support group and we will get you where you need to be and hopefully one day run a full marathon.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I ran a 50k before I ran my first full marathon.

What are your hobbies or interests when not running?

Besides running I like to hike and spend time with my family.

Speed Round

*Hometown:  Los Angeles

*Favorite Sports Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

*Longest distance:  50K SOB

*Average pace:  12:00 min mile

*Favorite running shoe:  Brooks

*Favorite post run meal:  Pasta and Beer

*Next race:  Haven’t signed up for any race yet

*Running Mantra:  Don’t stop believing.