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
Here Fishy Fishy
August 03, 2006
Good Morning World. I hope the East Coast folks are starting to cool down a little. Not to gloat but this morning in Colorado it was a cool 60 degrees and overcast. Slept great. Nice thing about living against the Rockies is that if you don't like the weather - wait about 10 minutes and it will change.

Back in the pool this morning. I felt good about getting back in the water. I wanted to get in some good form practice this morning and increase my total yardage. I got in the water right at 7 am and started up right away with 100 meter warm up. I then worked on 300 yard repeats x 2 with about 1 minute rest in-between. The next 300 I concentrated on drills with my fins and swim paddles. I am trying to work more on my breathing form and turning onto my side instead of turning my head. Along with trying to stay long in the water. These went really well and I feel alot better with bilateral breathing. I still get a little sloppy when I get tired.

Then I continued with freestyle 100's until I got to a total of 18oo yards. I took a 2 minute break in between each 100. These were done in a slow, easy pace, concentrating on my form and on breathing bilaterally.

This was probably my best swim session since starting. I think my speed is getting faster and I am gasping for air less. I just wish my flip turns get better. Well time will only improve it. Tomorrow is a rest day, much needed. CIAO !
posted by Mondo @ 8:11 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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