"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."
- William G.T. Shedd**
My name's Dan Czerwonka, and on Sunday I ran my first ever ultramarathon (any running race over the marathon distance of 26.2 miles) - the inaugural running of the San Francisco Ultramarathon (the "SFU") 52.4 miles. And I ran it barefoot (yes, barefoot; no not with "those barefoot shoes"FN1;). I'm one of 6 athletes sponsored for a year to run the SFU and then enter other crazy races of our choosing to raise money for a charity of our choice. This is my account of the race, the preparation, and the discoveries I've made through it all.
(At the finish with my lil sis Amy. She ran her first marathon!)