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
Spashing Around
September 19, 2006

Pool Work. I use to hate it. No, I use to dread it. I can remember when I first started this journey and I went to swim the first time. I jumped in and bearly could make it to the end of the lane. I felt like I was drowning with every stroke.

How things change with practice!

This morning I got in around 1600-1800 meters. I feel comfortable in the pool now. Getting in 100 meters is pretty easy now. Doing 300 repeats is even pretty easy. I got in 2 500 meter repeats today plus some 100 repeats. I feel more comfortable and stronger every day I put in the pool. I can pull myself through the water, I feel myself grabbing the water and pulling myself along. I now have a great hip snap with each stroke. Although my speed is still slower than it should it is getting faster. Practice does make perfect.

I will try and get up to Colorado Springs next month and join in on a Masters Swim to see how I am doing compared to other swimmers. That should give me an idea how I am progressing. At the same time having someone look at my form would not hurt any.
posted by Mondo @ 7:57 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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