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
August 23, 2006

The final countdown has begun. 4 days after today and I'm back into the race scene. I cannot wait, I am silently jumping up and down like a kid in line for the roller coaster. Last night I spent about an hour going through my stuff, making a list of things I need to get as well as my packing list for the trip. I will be going over my list and stuff probably 4-5 more times before leaving on Friday. My OCD is showing isn't it.

The Steamboat Springs triathlon is sold out for the year. With 601 participants it is sure to be a great event. The 3/4 mile swim in Lake Catamount will be cool and crisp. The weather is suppose to be perfect. I will be wearing my wetsuit for this one - temps are expected to be in the low 60's. The elevation is higher than I am use to - my race plan for the swim is simple - "survive". I am going to try and pace myself for most of the swim. Concentrating on my form and bilateral breathing. I'll probably go out faster for the first 100 meters and then settle into a pace after the crowd clears a little.

The 20 mile bike ride should be the highlight of the race. The scenery is awesome in Steamboat Springs. The is a no-drafting rule and it will be monitored closely - which is alright with me. I don't like drafting anyway. I like to race my own race against myself. Not against everyone else.

The 4-mile run will be a great ending to a great weekend in Steamboat. After I finish and get a drink I plan on giving Simply Stu a shout out from the finish line for his podcast. Totally awesome.

This morning I got in the last run before the race. 6-miles at a comfortable pace. I felt really good on the run this morning. My legs felt fresh and light. No pain in my back - no pain in my legs. I have not been putting any emphasis on running lately so I wasn't sure how I would feel on the run today - but muscle memory is great isn't it. Well where has the time gone - Ciao.
posted by Mondo @ 8:05 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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