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
Great Ride
July 05, 2006
Well the weather was perfect for a long bike ride today. Slightly overcast with temps in the low 80's. So without thinking too much I started out on a long bike. My goal was to ride at least 40 miles today. This would be the longest ride in a long time for me.
Back in high school I was on a cycling team. I use to log about 20-30 miles a day back then. That was when I was younger and lighter. I don't think I was stronger back then because I feel the strongest I have ever felt recently.
I rode out a lonely highway out to Penrose, CO. This is a very hilly route. Heck, every route out of Canon City is hilly. The City sits in a bowl, surrounded by mountains. I felt pretty good on the way out of town, I still have alot on my mind that takes my mind away from working out. Things look different when you look at the grand view of things. My Mom is feeling better, but the prognosis does not look great. Today I talked to my sister and the doctors have found more lesions - this time in her lungs. I will be leaving next week for New Hampshire to be with my Mom for awhile. I am worried about her.

The ride went well out to Penrose. I averaged about 18 mph out there with the hills, I stopped at a gas station and grabbed a drink and some cookies. After resting for a few I headed back the way I came. The way back seemed to go faster and once I got back to town I slowed down because of the traffic and headed up to my car. By the time I climbed the last hill my quads were cramping up. I couldn't get myself off of the bike, everytime I started to move my leg it would cramp up. Nothing like a good cramp to re-enforce that you did a great ride.
I am not sure what I will do tomorrow. Nothing really planned. I may go for a run in the morning. Right now my life is all jumbled up. I don't like it when I am not in control. I don't like it at all. I will continue to wear my Livestrong bracelet forever. I wear mine for my Mother.
posted by Mondo @ 6:10 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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