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
Last Post - Before Marathon
May 31, 2006

This will be my last post before the Salt Lake City Marathon unless I can get a hold of a laptop to take with me.

This morning I ran a steady 3 mile run. I am still having some nagging pain in my R ankle but it seems to work it's way out with stretching and running. I have know idea where that came from. Otherwise my legs feel fresh and I am feeling good overall. I ran a little faster than scheduled this morning, about an 8:15 pace, but screw it. When you feel good it's hard to hold back.

I am going to concentrate on my diet today and tomorrow. Starting to Carb Load with rice and pasta but keeping the calories down. I will be trying to hydrate well in preparation for a warm run on Saturday. Everything needs to come together perfect to have a great race. One lapse in judgement could make for a lousy run. The weather is something that can't be controlled but everything that I do, eat, or feel is very important and can be modified. Here are my rules --

Rule#1 - Don't try anything new during race week.
Rule#2 - Get as much sleep prior to the night before, because you won't sleep on that night.
Rule#3 - Eat at least 300-400 calories 3 hours prior to the marathon.
Rule#4 - Be prepared for anything, go through the equipment list 2-3 times.
Rule#5 - Get to the start line early, avoid the crowds.
Rule#6 - Find a quiet spot and stretch, relax, calm down.
Rule#7 - When the gun goes off - pace,pace,pace. Don't go out faster than you trained for.
Rule#8 - Have fun, smile and thank all the volunteers.

If I get the chance to post after the marathon I will let you know how I did and how the marathon was. Remember - everyday you should do something, anything - to improve yourself physically and mentally. Yee Ha!
posted by Mondo @ 7:56 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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