Club Member Since 7/29/2005
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Dan in the 2002 Mt Rushmore marathon
City: Fort Collins State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Adidas Supernova Classic Size: 9.5
Marital Status: Married
What I do for work:
Teach Computer Networking and Visual Basic .NET programming in the CIS (Computer Information Systems) department in the College of Business at Colorado State University.
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
California, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia, & Colorado. I love my job and the mountains of Colorado!
When I started running and what got me started:
1979. Loved the outdoors, being active and healthy, and running seemed like a good way to keep myself fit for all the other outdoor activities I like to do - backpacking, climbing, skiing, etc.
What does running mean to me:
A way to stay healthy, fit for other outdoor activities, and a way to relieve stress.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Pikes Peak Marathon every year since 2000, with 9th place overall in 2007 (4:51:58). Boston Marathon in 2003, 2004, and 2006. Marathon PR of 3:03:36 at Colorado ("Old Town") Marathon in Fort Collins in 2007.
What I like about trail/mountain running:
Seeing the mountains!
Best running experience:
Well, I think of two: 1) Running up and down Huashan in China and having the Chinese give me the thumbs-up all the way! It's a beautiful mountain, and the people were great! 2) Boston - 500,000 people lining the course and all ready to high-five you the whole way is really cool!
Neatest thing found on a run:
Female moose in a park in Anchorage, Alaska! I decided to take a different route and not try to push her off the trail I was on!
Running related bathroom stop story:
Oooo. Totally missing the porta-potties at the half-way point on the Mt Rushmore marathon, and having to drop my shorts right by the road shortly afterwards... :)
Other hobbies and interests:
Backpacking, hiking, 14er-climbing, mountaineering, woodworking.
Current running goals: break 18 for the 5k, 38 for the 10k, 1:20 for the half-marathon, 3:00 for the marathon, and 4:45 for Pikes... :)
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