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
42 years old
April 24, 2006
Well I survived my 42nd birthday - actually nothing really happened and I worked for 12 hours. Anyway, Sunday was my first real long run of any significance. Ran 18 miles at a slow pace. Felt really good at the beginning but the heat got to me at the end. Slowed down quite a bit. Legs are a little tired today but I was able to get in 3 miles this morning.

After yesterday's run i did feel more tenderness in my heels so I guess it's time for new shoes. I am going to head to Colorado Springs tonight and check out a new pair. i will probably stay with Saucony but might be talked into something else. I get leary of trying new brands of shoes. I could never wear Nike's. The form (last) of the shoe doesn't fit my foot right. Saucony's and Brooks have always been great. I need to add up my mileage but I think I have at least 400-450 miles since the beginning of the year and these shoes.
With the increase in mileage my weight has come down to below 170. That is about right for my race weight. That should make my Body Fat percetage around 8.5-9%. I am still feeling healthy at that weight. With the Salt Lake City marathon looming closer and closer I need to get my mindset right. That is more important. Since this is not my qualifying race for Boston I am going to just see how fast I can push myself before a bonk. This should give me an idea of how much more training I will need to do before Qualifying for Boston next year. Until tomorrow - CIAO
posted by Mondo @ 3:08 PM  
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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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