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
Back to Work
June 27, 2006

Following a great awesome weekend of racing and a rest day yesterday it was back to work this morning. I wanted to get in a swim/bike but the pool was taken over by the terrible and formidable water aerobics monster. So I changed my mind and decided to go on a longer bike ride.

Leaving from Canon City I negotiated through traffic and onto the backroads and headed out of town. My legs were feeling real good this morning. I am pleasantly surprised that my legs did not feel like crap after the weekend race. On the backroads I averaged about 22mph and felt great. I spent most of my time in my aerobars and just pushed my cadence to 80-90 for most of the ride. This is probably the best ride I have had since starting my training.
After reaching the town of Penrose I headed back to Canon City via the Hwy. However mother nature had some extra training planned for me. She decided, in her infinate wisdom, to give me a 5-10mph headwind. OOOOO what a load of fun that was. Even on the downhills I was unable to go faster than 11 mph. But she knew that adversity builds strong muscles and a strong mind, so with her help I was able to have a great training ride this morning. My legs are pretty tired right now. I have a little bit of cramping in my right foot from time to time. But I feel great that I was able to get this ride done.
Last night I went out to get the mail and had a great surprise. I recieved my traithlon scholarship check from The Kahuna and IronWil. I want to thank them for picking me for this honor. I will not let them down. This check will be used to pay for my entance into the Steamboat Springs Triathlon. I am soooo looking forward to my next triathlon, that will be the Rocky Mountain Games the 1st of August. The course will pretty much be the same as the one I did over the weekend, so I will be able to see any improvement made with another month of training. But Steamboat will be my longest swim in open water at 3/4 mile. That is alot of swimming for a newbie. There is much work to be done> Ciao!
posted by Mondo @ 9:34 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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