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 to the Grind
September 25, 2006

Just hearing the word sends shivers up my spine. No really, but Mondays seem to come around faster than every 7 days.

This week is a major buildup week for running. I need to step up the pace to be ready for the Rim Rock Run. This morning I did hillwork again. I ran about 6 miles uphill and then 6 miles downhill. I kept up a good pace and felt real good till the last 2 miles downhill. My L hip started hurting for some reason. Downhill running is just so much harder on the body.

I use to think that running downhill would be great. Wow, let gravity do the job and just push hard. But I am finding out that running downhill takes it's toll on the joints and body. I really feel like I am punishing myself when I run downhill. That is why I need to practice it more. The Rim Rock Run will be 10 miles of downhill, and not just a taper but a real steep downhill at times.

Tomorrow I will be back at Skyline drive for more hill training. I will not get in much swimming and biking this week. The weather in the mornings is getting downright frigid. I wore long sleeves this morning. I should have worn gloves too. Well until tomorrow, Ciao!
posted by Mondo @ 4:26 PM  
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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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