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
Busy, Busy, Busy, Pooped!
August 17, 2006

Well the last 2 days have been really busy - trying to catch up at work from the last month of traveling. Wow, work sure does pile up quickly. But I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel. But, new work is appearing almost as quickly as I am getting rid of the old stuff.


yesterday I got to finally get back on the bike. Athena was at her best again. We covered about 26 miles yesterday and kept the average speed around 18 MPH. I stayed in my aerobars more than any other ride since starting. I felt more powerful on the hills and only got out of the saddle a few times. I noticed my hip flexor/low back strain was much better. I did hit a train track really hard and thought for a second or two that my tire was going to go again, but Athena held it together. I just love pushing hard and sprinting out of the saddle. Trying to stay up with traffic is wickedly cool.

This morning was also great. I got up early but really initially I was tired as hell when I got up. I got out of the house by 6 am and in the pool by 6:50am. The water was a little warm this morning. They don't keep in cool for lap swimmers, rather they keep it warm for elderly bobbers. (Buoys) I did about 100 meters of swim drills then started doing intervals. I started with 3x300 alternating fast and slow. I took a little rest and did about drills again for about 100 meters then I went back to intervals, 6x100. I don't think I am getting much faster yet but I don't feel as wasted anymore. As a matter of fact, I feel really good after doing the 1st set of 300s. That would have almost killed me 2 months ago. So I guess I am improving slowly.
posted by Mondo @ 8:24 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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