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
Wind Chill Factor
September 20, 2006

WOW, my official first ride in cold weather. The faster I got to going the number my hands became.

This morning I got on my bike early enough for a great 30 mile ride. The sun still hiding behind the mountains. The air was cool, not particularly cold, but nice and crisp. I wore my bib shorts and a long sleeve jersey. I really wasn't thinking it was that cold this morning, and did not prepare for what was to come.


Did you know that at 25 mph in 40 degree weather that the wind chill is 29 degrees. Yeah, neither did I.

In town wasn't bad because I maintain about an 18mph speed, but the hill outside of town I can definately put some heat on my tires and I was moving around 30 mph. Funny thing was I was losing feeling in my fingers and I wasn't able to move my jaw fast either. Man, did it get cold fast. So like any good triathlete would do, I figured if I worked harder and faster I would warm up more. NOT. Just made me colder.

I was able to warm up once the sun got up above the mountain. Also the uphills slowed me down and I finally felt my fingers again.

Lesson learned, #1 - by full riding gloves, #2 - by riding pants, #3 - install a heater on my bike. (OK, maybe the last one won't work)

posted by Mondo @ 11:18 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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