Michael Daly

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Background: Ran X-Country in Junior HS but quit at HS level because 3 miles was too far. Decided to run a marathon after moving to San Diego in 2001...and discovered how much I love running and testing my limits.

I've been running competitively since...Competitively vs. myself since 2001, competitively vs. others since 2011.

PRs:

Marathon - 2:39:41 (London, 2011) ...but stay tuned

Favorite Race: Chicago Marathon

Favorite Workout: Any workout where I get off the beaten path, Mt. Laguna and surrounding area is one of my favorites.

Words to Live By: "Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason to not follow your heart." -Steve Jobs

Why I choose to run for PRT: For somewhat selfish reasons, looking for faster runners that would help me get faster.

What I like to do besides running: Play beach volleyball...which I discovered is amazing x-training for running.