Tri - Runner's Roost

A blog from a "Middle of the Pack Marathoner" starting his journey from Newbie to Ironman. The ride is awesome!

I Don’t Wanna Stop

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I started running in January of 2004 to get in shape. I had gained too much weight and felt terrible. I was able to run my first 5K 3 months later. 2 years later and 50 lbs lighter, I have continued to push for greater goals and have run 5 marathons and I am training for an Iron distance triathlon now. Everyday I wake up with a positive attitude towards life, training and my future.
Marathons Completed
Arizona RockNRoll 2007
Salt Lake City Marathon 2006
Steamboat Marathon 2005
Boulder Backroads 2005
Las Vegas Marathon 2005
Why do I Tri?
Should be why do I want to Tri? I want to see just how far I can push myself. With everyday I am in the best shape of my life. And I'm never going back!!!!
Elite Family Fitness-Canon City
BB's Tanning and Massage
Scheduled Races
Littlefoot Triathlon
Bolder Boulder 10K
Highland Ranch Sprint
Boulder Long Triathlon
Redman Iron Distance
Friday !
March 31, 2006
Friday has become my favorite day of the week. Not because it is the end of the work week but because it is a rest day from training --- except today. Balancing the demands of work, family and training has got to be the hardest part of preparation for a race. But all three interlace to be part of your life and you cannot have one without the other two. Having to work tomorrow - which normally would be a moderate run, I needed to switch things around to get my mileage in this week. So this morning I ran 6 miles. I did feel pretty good this morning and had a bounce in my stride, much better than earlier this week. My confidence is back up there. I have planned to get in about 1 hour of swimming this afternoon and a bike ride. So we'll see how things go. I am looking forward to Daylight Savings this weekend so that I can now get in more training in the evenings outside.
posted by Mondo @ 8:52 AM   0 comments
Better Day
March 30, 2006

Wow! What a difference a day off makes. Today I ran 800 Intervals. Legs felt much better. Weather is finally feeling like Spring. Temps in the 40s to start the day. Still pretty windy around here. Tomorrow I will probably run in the morning, Swim in the afternoon and bike in the evening. Should be a nice day for it.
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Bad Day
March 29, 2006

Why is it just when you are feeling good - you suddenly feel like crap. After running 17 miles on Sunday I felt great. I was tired but my legs felt strong. Monday I ran 3 miles and added one hour of bike in the afternoon and again felt great. Yesterday I planned on 9 miles but could bearly finish 7 miles at a god-awful pace. I'm not sure if I am slightly overtrained or just had a bad day. So today I took the day off. No exercise. Got a good night's sleep last night and I do feel a little better today. I am looking forward to tomorrow - speed intervals. I love speed intervals - sounds wierd doesn't it. I just love seeing how fast and hard I can go. Well let's see how it goes. Ciao!
posted by Mondo @ 2:07 PM   0 comments
March 27, 2006

Welcome to my blogsite. I have been blogging on Yahoo 360 but have found that this site is more available to the general public. I look forward to blogging about my upcoming training and future races as a Triathlete.
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About Me

HPIM0667 Name: John Maynard
Home: Canon City, Colorado, United States
About Me: In 2008 I completed a full Ironman. Since that time I have continued to keep myself in a decent shape with running and hiking. As the years have rolled on so has my midsection. With my 50th birthday behind me I have embarked on another journey in life. This journey will take me into my next decade in the best shape of my entire life. It's time to kick life into overdrive.
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