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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History
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!!!!
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Elite Family Fitness-Canon City
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Scheduled Races
Littlefoot Triathlon
Bolder Boulder 10K
Highland Ranch Sprint
Boulder Long Triathlon
Redman Iron Distance
Wrong Side of Life
May 25, 2006
What can I say, I should not have woke up this morning. What started as a good day has steadily gone from good to bad to worse.

I needed to make a stand. That was how it started. And I knew it was going to cause problems but still I had to say something. I feel that the damage may be more severe than I initially thought it would. I was just trying to avoid a nasty situation. Sometimes telling someone that you are unwilling to tolerate a bad habit just sets them off. Such is my life today without going into details. I do feel that this will be held against me in some future argument, as these types of things always come up when ammunition is needed.

Did get in a positive 4 miles this morning on my running sticks. Felt pretty good physically and tried to keep the negativity at bay. Listening to Simply Stu interview Peter Reid was a motivating factor. Great Podcast. It really is great to have the technology that we have today that allows us to listen to positive triathletes talk about the sport they love so much. Think about how hard that would of been even 10 years ago, listening to a skipping CD while trying to run. I remember those "Walkmen Players" well. I have two words for the podcasters of Triathlons - " DON'T STOP "

The marathon is only 10 days away and I am starting to get really stoked. This will be my 4th one and this will be my fastest one. I feel that I have trained my mind and body well since January and that I will be as ready as possible for this race. I will give it my all and I will either achieve my goals or bonk, whichever comes first.

Ciao




posted by Mondo @ 1:00 PM  
1 Comments:
  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger Flatman said…

    Sorry about the bad day/situation. Hopefully things will work themselves out.

    Good luck on your fourth and fastest marathon!!!

     
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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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