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
First Snow
September 22, 2006

There is nothing like it in life. The first snow of the season always seems to bring out the child in you. Seeing the flakes falling gently from the sky. At first melting immediately as they hit the ground, then with time even the ground gives up and allows the snow to stay. Feelings of excitement start from deep inside your heart. Winter is around the corner, training schedules change from here until spring. Indoor cycles, treadmills and stairclimbers are beginning to warm up. Life takes on a new cycle, healing, preparing and planning for the next race season.

Today is a rest day. I figured I should take one. I have been feeling a little over trained lately. Feeling sluggish and tired. My appetite has been good, I think my caloric intake has been maintained lately, with my weight holding around 178lbs. I did do a skin caliper test last night. I used the 7 site method and came up with a Body Fat Percentage of 8.25%

Now knowing that number I feel a little better about my weight gain from 170 - 180. I thought I was putting on fat, even with my increased activity and training the number was not going down. Now I can attribute the weight gain to the addition of swimming and cycling for the past 3 months. The added exercise and weight training of my upper body has increased my weight in muscle vs fat. I have noticed a bit more definition in my upper body especially in my shoulders and lats.

Starting this weekend, my training is ramping up a notch with lot's of long hillwork for the next few weeks. I won't be on the bike as much, which I will miss, but I do need to concentrate on running uphill hard. Anyone looking to run the RimRockRun in Grand Junction, CO or just looking for information on the run can find it at I recently received an e-mail from the committee and they are looking for a new Director for next year. Otherwise they will have to cancel the race next year. Interested? Living in Colorado? Please send an e-mail to the committee at

posted by Mondo @ 10:51 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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