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
Awesome Workout
May 02, 2006

During any training schedule, certain days just seem like a breakout day. A day where you feel great and everything clicks. A day where your muscles, joints, mind and body all seem to act as one. When the temps, wind, humidity, roads and trails are all working in your favor.
OK, so that's a little over the top. However, this morning was one of those stand out days. I wanted to push a larger brick today. So, up early and away I went. I completed 16.50 miles on the bike with an average of 17mph and then transitioned to the run. I ran a 4 mile run and averaged about an 8:50 mile.
I felt that I was pushing pretty hard and I was unsure how the run would go with the longer bike ride added in. I was surprised to find that my running legs were pretty fresh after the bike ride. It was nice to get back on the bike - the weather has not been cooperating lately. I also got to try out my tri-suit for comfort. And it actually felt great - no hot spots or chafing.
Last night I practiced setting up my transition area. Since I have no idea what I am doing, my transition area will probably change after I get to see how other athletes set up thier areas. I think I have the hang of it for my first tri, at long as I can find my shoes, helmet and bike I think I'll be OK.
posted by Mondo @ 8:45 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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