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
Survivor "Long Run"
May 01, 2006
Well this weekend was the dreaded long run of the training plan. 20 miles. The weather was perfect for a change - cloudy and cool, with periods of sun. We set up our water stations about every 4 miles before the run and then got right to it. I pushed the pace for the first 10 miles and felt pretty good. I did end up slowing down the last 4 miles. Legs felt tired but the new shoes paid off. No serious cramping or pain.
This morning I found out it will be another 2 weeks for the pool to be ready at my gym. I am bummed about that. But I guess I can still go to the other pool as much as possible over the next 3 weeks to prepare. I also need to work on my transition set up and practice my transitions before race day. I am starting to get that little touch of nervousness in the pit of my stomach. I like the feeling, it helps me keep focused on what I need to do.
This morning I did 4 miles on the treadmill and I was actually surprised as to how well my legs felt. I was able to push a 8:50 mile for the last mile and hold it for awhile. I feel that my legs are much stronger than they were before the last marathon, but they are in mucho need of a good taper prior to the marathon. With race season kicking into high gear this month the excitement is building.
posted by Mondo @ 9:38 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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