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
Rest Day
April 28, 2006
What a great day for rest. The weather outside is cloudy and drizzling. We do need the moisture around here. It has been way too dry this year. Temperature is about 45 degrees. Toady is my rest day off of my legs. I will be going for a swim this afternoon and doing some drills. I am actually starting to really love swim days. I'm still not any good but at least I can make it 2-3 laps before resting now.
Swim days are starting to be fun. I am looking forward to getting the Endless Pool at the gym. I think that more swim time will benefit me. I need practice - that's what it comes down to. I need to drill until the motions become natural and ingrained. Unfortunately up to now I have only been able to swim 1-2 days per week. Open water swimming will add another dimension to this already stressful event. I have never been much of an open water wader, not to mention swimmer. Something about not having a bottom to stand on is a little scary. Not to mention watching too many "Jaws" movies as a child.
This weekend is another long run on Sunday of 20 miles. Probably will be going to Colorado Springs to run it. Weather should be pretty good for a long run. Highs about 64 with low humidity. This time we will hide water about every 5 miles and food at mile 10. It's almost Salt Lake City time and I'm starting to feel the excitement.
posted by Mondo @ 10:44 AM  
  • At 11:22 AM, Blogger Jessica said…

    I just got home from swimming at the gym. Go for it, it's invigorating!

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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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