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Member Since:

Nov 13, 2009



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Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon 2008 = 3:05

Boston Marathon 2009 = 3:07

Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon 2010 = 3:07 (in Five Fingers Bikilas)

1500 meters this summer = 4:36

Ran 30 miles on my 30th birthday (Feb 7 2010)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Break 3 hours in the marathon

Run a trail ultra

 Find a way to run high mileage without injuring myself. My current theory is that transitioning out of my super-cushioned shoes into more minimalist shoes or bare feet will help improve my form and make this possible.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a 100 mile race.


I am happily married to Jenni. We have three energetic little boys who also enjoy to run. Jenni and I are both going to try learning how to run without shoes this year.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 11.00
FiveFingers Lifetime Miles: 118.00
New Balance 790 Lifetime Miles: 128.00
Inov 8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Today was truly a stellar running day. I wanted to go do some distance on trails, but decided it would be unwise to head off too far into the woods by myself. So I did 1 hour on a rolling single track that was BEAUTIFUL! Then I headed down into town and ran on the roads for two more hours where I had cell phone reception in case anything went wrong. By this point I was feeling like my feet needed liberating, so I ran back to my car and ditched the shoes. I ran for another hour barefoot on the sidewalks around town and loved every minute of it. I'm not sure exactly how many miles I did, but it was four solid hours of running, and it felt great.

Barefoot Miles: 8.00New Balance 790 Miles: 17.00
From tamy on Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 03:24:52 from

How do your legs survive that kind of spontaneous distance?

From Danny on Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 16:57:17 from

tamy - actually I am a much more consistent runner than blogger. I have been putting in the miles, just not writing them down. Maybe one day...

From Nan on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 16:40:17 from

No 50 mile race report? You gotta at least get that post up.

From Danny on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 23:35:00 from

I did a write-up at:

Check it out. But not now. Focus on winning a marathon first.

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