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
Red Canyon Ride
August 08, 2006

I got into town pretty early this morning for my ride. My hip flexor/low back strain is already hurting. I thought maybe I should just get some rest today --- Nah.

Off on the bike. Riding low and fast in my aerobars. The hip did hurt a little but only on the up-side of pedaling. Got going pretty good real early in the ride. Pushing a larger ring but stayed in the 80-90's for cadence.

Once I got to the hills and tried to push the hills hard, my injury really kicked my ass. Standing out of the saddle hurt worse. But I still pushed as hard as I could to get up the hills and relaxed on the downhills. Got out to the turnaround and decided I would try and push harder getting back - mostly on the downhill sides. Got my speed up to around 45 MPH at times. I am feeling much more comfortable in my aerobars than I have in the past.

Got back into town and took a look at my numbers. Not quite as fast as my last trip out there but considering my injury I think I did well. Total miles: 24.3 Average speed: 17.1 That's slower than I like to go but considering the pain - I think that it is just right.

My boss talked to me this morning about a book her is reading - I think it is called the Millionaires Mind. Anyway, the quote that we talked about was " to keep your life positive, do not hang out with people who are "Shit-Magnets" these are negative people who seem to attract - SHIT. You know them, everything is always wrong, depressing, and nothing ever goes right for them. So the words of wisdom for today area to " Stay Away From Shit Magnets"
posted by Mondo @ 9:43 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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