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
Water Wings
June 28, 2006

Sometimes while swimming everything feels right. The stroke feels right, the rhythm feels right, breathing is relaxed and even. You feel like you are in a medatative state where you can swim forever...........
At least that's what I'm told.
Yeah Right!
Not so for my training this morning. It was sort of a thrashing about in the water and maintaining a forward direction. I don't know - some days I feel like my form and stroke are getting better and I start to feel like I am finally getting the hang of this thing then like this morning I felt like I have never swam before in my life. I couldn't relax, my breathing was irregular, I felt like I was slapping the water and my legs felt like I was dragging them throught the water. I tried to concentrate on my form and when I did my breathing would be irregular and vice versa.
ARRRRHHHHH ! It get's so aggrevating.
After the swim I did get in a good run of 4 miles. At least I can still run without a problem. I kept my pace up and finished with an average of 9:15/mi. Not bad. My legs are feeling pretty good after this last weekend and my epic ride yesterday. I am totally stoked about being able to compete at the same route as this past weekend in one month. I will be able to tell immediately if my training is working. Till tomorrow - CIAO !
posted by Mondo @ 12:32 PM  
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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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