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
Hello Again
July 13, 2006

Sorry for not updating my blog site in the last 10 days or so. Since the last the I blogged, things have changed back in New Hampshire with my mother. So here I am in New Hampshire. I took an earlier flight out of Denver on Friday. The good news is that she is out of the hospital, the bad news is the prognosis is not good for the long term. But with hope, faith, and my blogging friends praying for her she will do as well as can be expected. I think of Lance Armstrong a lot when I think of cancer, and that it is a disease that can be beat - miracles do happen.
Since I got here I have not completely stopped training. For the past 3 days I had runs of 6,7,and 7 miles. The weather has been warm in the mornings, but the humidity has been terrible. I am not use to this much humidity. I am sweating more than ever during my runs. I do feel great as far as my aerobic capacity here at a lower altitude, and by no means am I huffing and puffing as much while running hard. I do need to get use to this kind of weather and humidity if I plan on doing the Timberman 70.3 next year.
I also joined the New England Master Swimmers this morning for a workout. And boy was it ever. I need to do this more often. I pushed harder this morning than I ever had at swimming. I think we may have done around 1400-1600 meters. I am not sure because I lost count right about the time I started drowning. Just kidding. But tonight I can tell you that my shoulders and arms are aching pretty bad. It did feel good to get back in the water again. I wish I had my bike with me and training would be awesome. I plan on swimming with them on Monday and then I may go with them for an open water swim on Tuesday. I will keep my blog caught up so that you know if I suck in a little or a lot of water. ------

Thanks to all who read my blog and pray for my mother. CIAO
posted by Mondo @ 5:51 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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