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
6 miles Uphill
September 19, 2006

Monday - A Cool Crisp Morning

Woke up feeling great. Sunday was a little distressing, and I was exhausted. Today I feel great. Didn't get my long run in this weekend. No excuses I just did not feel great. So I decided to run long this morning.

I ask myself, "Self, what should I do today". With a little wicked voice within screams "lets run uphill !"

So away I went, I ran uphill to the entrance of Skyline Drive. If you remember from my previous blogs, Skyline Drive is my hill training route. I usually start at the first gate and run over and back. But to get to the first gate from town you either drive there or run there. The route to the gate is all uphill. So today I ran there, then ran over the mountain, then I ran down the other side and back to town. The total uphill was about 6 miles. So I am getting better for the race in November. I am getting stronger with every day. Some days I don't feel stronger but then I have a breakout day and I feel the difference. Just when things get bleak and you feel that your training is for naught, something happens that slaps you in the face and tells you that it's going to be OK. That's Life!

posted by Mondo @ 7:41 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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