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
Swim Drills and More
January 30, 2007

After not getting much sleep last night because of a sick donkey, ( don't ask ). I was back in the pool this morning. I was pretty tired by the time I got to the pool, but once my feet hit the water I felt a lot better.

The first 200 yards felt real smooth. I have relaxed even further into the water and have been hiding my head even further into the water. Almost swimming underwater. I have cut my stroke count from 15 to 12 to get across the pool. And I noticed that my entry is very quiet. I started on the drills next and worked on skating, underskating, zipperskate, double zipperswitch, and sculling. I really am feeling a greater balance since I started pushing myself a little deeper. So called "laying on my lungs".

I then started my intervals. I really concentrated today on form and not on speed. I was suppose to do 4x100 intervals with 30 sec rest breaks. However, I lost count and think I might have finished with about 8-9 x 100 drills. I just felt really good in the water today. Cool down consisted of another 200yards of very slow swimming. I am pretty happy with today's workout. I know I have a long way to go before I will be ready for my Ironman. But I am well on my way.

I have had some more improvements to my race bike. "Apollo" is looking totally geeked out for his coming out party. I will have a new seat for him next week and he will be ready to go. I received my aero-bottle bracket yesterday and got that put on last night. Sweet! I am shaking with enthusiasm at getting to ride again. This really is the "Year of ME"

Pensare grande, per credere grande, l'atto grande, ed i risultati saranno grandi !!!!!!!!
posted by Mondo @ 12:31 PM  
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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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