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
Packing Day
January 11, 2007

Thursday Finally - 3 days till the Arizona Marathon.

Got to get work done with first, then I can get home and finish packing for my trip to Phoenix. What to bring, what to leave. I have checklists all around my house. I am leaving for 3 days, but my packing list is big enough to climb Everest for a week. So what's important to take and what to leave. Let's explore this subject.

Race Gear:

This stuff I will hand carry on the plane. I know it won't get lost and if my luggage gets lost I can still run.





Hat and Sunglasses - should be pretty bright in Phoenix

Suntan Lotion - sure don't want to burn

Forerunner GPS with heartrate - just so I know how many more miles of suffering I have left.

Water belt with gels and salt packets - I really, really don't want to cramp on this one.

IPod - I usually don't wear one when racing but I like it for warming up.

AntiGravity Rocket boots - Oh, just wishing.

Otherwise what else is there, Pre and post race supplies include:

BenGay Lotion - industrial tub

Advil - 500 tab bottle

Beer - great recovery drink

Bandaids for blisters

Ice for post race bath

Beer - did I mention Beer

I think that covers it - extras include:

New editions or Triathlete Mag and Runners World

My Journal


Cliff Bars for the flight out and back - Airline food sucks

Wheelchair - just kidding

Everyone I have talked to has praised the Arizona Marathon as one of the best run in the nation. I am looking forward to finding out on my own if this rings true. After this weekend it is nose to the grindstone for Triathlon training.

Lasci che la festa cominci, Ciao

posted by Mondo @ 12:41 PM  
  • At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Sandie said…

    Well, looks like you're as ready as you're going to be! So all I can provide is "good luck". Hope all goes well. Most of all, just enjoy the ride! :)

    I'll be thinking of you on race day!


  • At 8:14 PM, Blogger Kristina said…

    Hi Uncle John!!! Good Luck and most of all Have Fun!!! I'll be thinking of you!!!

    Love you!!!


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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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