Meet Colleen Conners-Pace

Colleen Conners-Pace running the Western States 100 (1980).
Western States 100 (1980)

Colleen Conners-Pace is a born native of Tahoe. She is the only one of six who still remain in the area because she enjoys taking advantage of all what Tahoe and the Sierra’s seasons have to offer.

Colleen is married to Joe Pace, Co-race Director for Auburn Triathlon. They have a new Golden retriever puppy, Joleen and the three of them together love to train and play.

Colleen has always been active from an Alpine racer in her youth to now an ultra distance endurance athlete. Colleen’s love for endurance events began in the late 70’s. Her claim to fame is running the Western States 100 mile run in under 24 hours, finishing 3rd overall woman garnishing the coveted silver belt buckle.

Throughout the years Colleen has competed in many ultra running races and triathlons. Colleen participated in the 2009 IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii. A dream come true finishing 19th in her age group in a time of 13:10

Colleen Conners-Pace racing the Hawaii World Championships (2009).
Hawaii World Championships (2009)

Colleen received her Masters of Arts degree in Exercise Physiology in 1997. She currently works in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Dept at Tahoe Forest Hospital; at Sierra Internal Medicine, Incline Village, and has her own sports performance business, Tahoe Peak Endurance offering sports performance testing, coaching, consulting, training and Primal Fit, (an exercise class) and Event Promotions.

Colleen enjoys working with a variety of folk from those who have suffered major heart attacks to those that aspire to be fit, or to be a better athlete, educating all who pass in her path on how they can improve their wellness, health, fitness, and performance.

Both Colleen and Joe are passionate about health and fitness, their passions for endurance sports such as triathlon led them to acquire Auburn Triathlon in 2012.

Colleen is certified as a Level 1 USAT Triathlon Coach and USAT Race Director, ACSM Exercise Physiologist, EMT and is a member of Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue.

Go here for a great read on Joe and Colleen’s epic endurance adventure last summer 2015.  Stay tuned for a 2016 adventure.

USAT Certified Race Director

USAT Certified Coach