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
Monday Again
May 08, 2006

Well it is another beautiful Monday morning in Colorado. The weather is perfect. It should even get a little cooler later this week, good for training.

Yesterday was a step back week in my training for Salt Lake. I have only one more long run to go before I start the taper. I actually felt really good yesterday and pushed the pace quite a bit. Along with my Daughter and Step Son we set out on a 12 mile run. By mile 3 I was pushing a 9:00min/mi and just started pulling away. I felt good so I kept up the pace even though it was suppose to be an easy run. Hey, when your feeling good - go for it. Those days don't come easy for me.

This morning I got brave and decided to tackle a huge obstacle. Here in the Canon City Area of Colorado we have a section of highway known as 8-mile hill. This is a long steep section of highway that climbs 1200 Ft in 6 miles. So with that in mind I headed up the mountain. I pushed the pace in the middle chainring and got out of the saddle a lot of the time. I was about halfway up and really feeling the pain in my quads and though of turning around when I got inspired. By what you ask. I was listening to the Tri Geek Dreams podcast on my I-pod and when I was about to give up, IronWil read my e-mail on the Podcast. That Rocks! From there on out there was no way I was stopping. I made it to the top and felt great. Thanks IronWil and Kahuna. It goes to show you just how inspirational you guys are. Keep up the great work.
posted by Mondo @ 9:27 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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