Danny Tomaro is a 52 year old, self-employed Wastewater Instructor from Oregon Wisconsin. He is the
JYAJ – What is the story of how you learned to juggle?
TOMARO: In 1994, at the age of 39, I got the book “Juggling for the Complete Klutz”. It took me 3 weeks to learn the basic 3-ball cascade.
JYAJ – When did you start joggling?
TOMARO: That was in July 2005. Bill Giduz had a workshop at the Davenport festival, I attended and joggled my first race the next day.
JYAJ – Why did you start joggling?
TOMARO: I had been running for about 5 years and was getting bored. Joggling made it more fun.
JYAJ – How many races have you done while joggling?
TOMARO: I’ve competed at three IJA festivals (Davenport, Portland and Lexington). I have also joggled in several street races in Wisconsin and a few 5K’s in Alaska.
JYAJ – What are some of your favorites?
TOMARO: The Crazy Legs 5 mile run in Madison Wisconsin is the largest race of the year. I like the crowd reaction when they see “the juggler dude”.
JYAJ – What are some of your most interesting joggling stories?
TOMARO: I joggled the 5K Jingle Bell Run in 15 degree Fahrenheit temperature. I couldn’t hang on to the balls with gloves on, so I had to joggle barehanded.
JYAJ – What kind of training do you do and how fast?
TOMARO: I usually run 3 times a week for 3 to 5 miles. My pace is between 7 and 8 minute miles when not joggling. About 8.5 minutes when joggling.
JYAJ – Do you eat a special diet?
TOMARO: I love fresh fruits and vegetables.
JYAJ – How long do you think you will keep joggling?
TOMARO: I think I may be done. I have 2 ruptured discs, and running hurts my lower back.
JYAJ – Do you have any advice for would-be jogglers?
TOMARO: Don’t worry about your time, just have fun.
JYAJ – Where do you see the sport of joggling in 10 years?
TOMARO: Who knows? Perhaps it might be replaced or joined by a new sport. I like to juggle while ice skating or roller blading.
Thanks Danny and it was great to meet you. Hopefully, you’ll work out your back problems and be back joggling one day in the future.
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