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
Good Morning World
October 17, 2006

Hey, I'm back. Kinda slacking for the past few days. But now I'm back in the groove.

The weather is turning bad today in Colorado. Tonight and tomorrow is going to be cold and either raining or snowing. Really I don't mind either, but it does cut down on some outdoor training.

Yesterday was beautiful for training outside. The morning was about 54 degrees at the start of the run. I ran my 10 mile route again - up the highway, over Skyline drive and back to work. My average speed is coming down slowly. I am running about a 10:10 min/mile now. I hope to get it down to about a 9:50 pace before I have to run the Rim Rock Run next month. I have about 3 weeks of training left. I am having some R ankle pain from time to time and I can't quite figure it out yet. I don't know if I pulled something or what. It hurt a little when I started running but got better during the run. Then after the run it started hurting again. I don't remember twisting it at all.

Today I got in the pool for an easy swim. I worked on technique most of the time and just tried to stay relaxed. I got in about 1200 meters. After the other swimmers had left the pool I tried to keep the wake caused by my swimming as smooth as possible. I worked on slipping through the water as quietly as possible with as streamlined as I could get. I wasn't moving very fast but it sure was fun.

I have handed out a flyer to the local gyms in town trying to get a Triathlon Club started. I would be satisfied if I could just find a couple of training partners for the coming year. I think I would improve faster if I had a partner to push me through those slow spots. Someone to watch my form in the pool and figure out what I am doing wrong. It would also help with the long bike rides. I really think a lot of the mental aspect of the sport is individual concentration but having someone else to talk to at times can bring some positive energy into the training as well.
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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