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 on the Road
August 01, 2006

Today was a great day on the bike. I set a goal of 40 miles before work and hoped that I would have better luck than I did last week.

Leaving Canon City, I opted to head straight East towards Pueblo. Hyw 50 is a pretty good route with rolling hills and a few long steep hills to make it harder. I checked and rechecked my tires before heading out, and everything seemed to be in order.

My time out to the turnaround point was pretty good. My legs felt great and "Athena" had no problems on the hills or the fast downhills. I made sure I had my frame pump for this ride, just in case. I stopped for a few minutes at the turnaround and took in a gel and some water before heading back.

The way back seemed to be harder, there was a flight headwind and the hills are a little longer uphill. However I was able to keep up a good cadence and pushed myself when I though I was slowing down too much. I did get out of my seat a little more on the way back to make it up the uphills. By mile 35 I started feeling some cramping in my thighs, so i slowed a bit to allow them to recover.

By the end of the ride I had finished my goal of 40 miles. my average speed was 18.5 mph and my Max was 43 nph. I tried to keep my heartrate down but it averaged 152 by the end.

Later today I am going to have a discussion with the owner of another gym in town to get a deal on swim time. I hope I can get it. The pool is longer and would work better for me.
posted by Mondo @ 8:00 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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