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
Almost Vacation
June 30, 2006

Today is the last day before our office closes for one week for vacation. I'll be working my other job for a few days but otherwise I will be enjoying some time off. It seems that life moves along real quickly anymore, so getting to slow down will be nice. This may even give me some extra time to do some training I have not been able to do - like long swims and long bikes.

This morning I kept up the pace with an 18 mile bike ride to the north of the city up in the Red Canyon Park area. I am feeling stronger on the hills and able to push on the flats. I topped out at one point going 39mph and felt confident in my aerobars at that speed. There were other cyclist on the road this morning and I was able to pick them off one at a time. I usually train alone which is great for staying focused but gets real boring. I like to be able to ride with someone or run with someone for the company and I tend to push harder.
I have been looking at training plans for 1/2 Ironman competitions, and I have found a couple to work off of. I am wondering if I will need to get a coach at some point in time but I also realize that I can't afford one yet. It would be nice to have an independent voice to tell me if I am training hard enough or overtraining, someone to encourage my training and someone to kick me in the pants when needed. Until such time that I can afford a coach, I will put together a traing plan on paper and start working my mileage up to half-ironman distances. I guess I'll have to kick myself in the pants to go farther, faster and stronger. CIAO !
posted by Mondo @ 8:06 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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