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
A Christmas List
December 05, 2006

Well here it comes whether we like it or not, Christmas. The crowds, the shopping, the wrapping and the decorations. And let's not forget the food. This season is the hardest for everyone to either maintain or lose weight. We are bombarded by friends and relatives with the latest, greatest fudge recipe. Done with nothing but kindness and good intentions but still bad for the body.

I finally got my Christmas list done and have started buying some items. Over the weekend I headed out in a blowing snow storm and braved the roads in order to get to Performance Bike Shop in Colorado Springs for the sale. I didn't do too bad leaving with an Astrale 8 for my new bike and a floor pump. I got prices on my new aero bars that I want - ouch 99$. The Profile Design t2 Carbons. Then I will be ordering my new brake levers and bar end shifters from an E-Bay company next week. There is just so much that I could buy if I had the money. Is there any end to the purchasing.

Help Me - I'm a Triathlete and I can't quit buying new equipment !!!!

I got in to the gym yesterday for a small brick and some leg work. I'm doing alot of lunges, one legged squats and core exercises. My legs are feeling a little tired today from yesterday's workout. Then I did home exercises last night that consisted of deep knee bends while putting up the old Christmas tree. I like to put one up even if no-one else sees it or cares. The tree always gets me in a Christmas mood.

This morning was cold but not too cold to keep me from running. I ran down the road skipping past ice and snow piles while trying to keep the pace up. The wind was sporatic and gave me a chill at times. It felt good to get out of the gym again. I get claustrophobic after awhile. I finished after about 5.25 miles and felt good. My pace even with the slow-downs at snow banks or stop signs was still a repectable 9:30 min/mi. I love running in the winter months, everyone thinks you are nuts !
posted by Mondo @ 11:46 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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