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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
Speed, Speed
September 15, 2006

I hate Intervals!

That's what I said to myself on the wasy to the track yesterday. I don't know why but I just do them out of necessity, not love for them. However. In order to do anything right you have to have a love for it, right.

Maybe it's the running around in a circle that I don't like or maybe it's the running at VO2 max that I don't like. Well anyway, Intervals are an important addition to any training routine. To quote Endurance

"Intervals are a series of efforts run at speeds faster than normal training with a rest interval (usually a walk or slow jog). These are an obvious stepping stone to developing speed but what sort of intervals should you do? Also when and how much? The final point worth considering is the length of recovery between intervals and how hard you run/walk between."

My schedule for the morning was 6x880 with a warm up and cool down run. the morning was beautiful with a slight breeze. no-one else on the track. I had the whole place to myself. Sooooo, if I cheated no-one would know, right. Wrong, my inner child came out kicking and screaming. He wanted to run fast, as fast as he could go. So I pushed and pushed and pushed a few more times.

I finished my intervals for the day. Not the fastest I've been in the past though. Looks like I should be doing more of these to get faster. It did make my inner child happy though. When I get down on myself for speed or abilities, I sometimes remind myself that although I am not the fastest Triathlete in the world. Or even the fastest 42 year old traithlete in the world. I am in better shape than 1/3 of the 42 year olds in the world. And that is a very small number. And not to threaten the elite triathlete's but ---->>>>

--------------------I AM STILL GETTING FASTER ---------------

posted by Mondo @ 10:25 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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