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
New Shoes
April 25, 2006

OK, now how many runners out there have gone to a Running Store and felt like a kid at a toy store? Now be honest. Buying a new pair of shoes is always something to look forward to. I told you yesterday that i would look at some of the sale items first but was pretty stuck on Saucony's and Brooks. Well I did try a pair of Mizuno's on and I felt as though there was not enough room in the shoe for my foot. The saleman tried to talk me into Nike's but I have never had luck with that brand. So back to the Saucony's I went. I felt I should stay with the Grid Omni 5 series because they have always felt good, have lot's of toe room, and are stabile enough for my pronation. When I put them on my feet instantly liked them. BUT ------
Have you ever looked on the shoe wall and found a shoe that looked - FAST. yeah I know it sounds dumb but certain shoes just look fast. I'm talking about the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6. WOW. So being like a kid in a toy store I had the salesman get me a pair to try on. So with one foot in a Saucony and one in a Brooks I walked around the store. Guess what? They both felt great. So after a lengthy decision making process ( actually just about 10 seconds ) I chose the FAST shoes. Just like a kid in a toy store. Sounds dumb but, What ever!
My run this morning in my new shoes was awesome. I forgot what a new pair of shoes should feel like. I had less leg fatigue and a little more energy in my kickback. Fast Shoes? Who knows but hey, I'll take any advantage I can get.
posted by Mondo @ 9:55 AM  
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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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