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
Rainy Day People
September 21, 2006
Rainy Day People - get thier keester out of bed and get to the gym early.........

Yeh I could have done my workout in the rain, cold and wind. I could probably use the adverse conditions to harden me, but not today. Plus I pay alot for gym membership and lately have not been going since it's been so nice outside.

Got in 3 miles this morning on the treadmill. Working it on the incline as well to get some hillwork done. Then I moved over to the leg extension and flexion machines with moderate weights and extra reps. It felt real good to push my legs a little. I felt kinda wobbly after the workout. Got in some ab work as well.

Strength training is much needed in the training of endurance athletes, especially triathletes. The body is placed in so much distress during a long event, that without the extra muscle mass and strength training the body cannot maintain forward momentum. After the body uses up all the carbs and fats, there is nothing but pure strength to get you through. Upper body work is very important for swimmers as well. Even if you have the greatest stroke and form, an athlete still need strength to go long distances at a good pace.

I skipped lunch today and decided to go to the pool instead. I swam by myself at lunch which makes it nice and quiet. I did about 8 x 100, and 1x500 as well as a few warm up and cool down laps. I really feel that I am becoming more comfortable as well as faster in the water. Have you ever noticed that swimming gives you time to meditate/think about what is going on in your life? When the form is good, the thoughts mellow out, when the form is bad you can't think of anything nice. Weird.
posted by Mondo @ 3:03 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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