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
January 04, 2007
This week is the first base training week. Back in the pool, back on the bike and back on my feet.

Unlike the last month - training now means something again. It is important to have a goal when training. Otherwise training becomes mundane and loses focus. Let's remember that if you just want to stay in shape and not race it is OK to go through the days of exercise like a robot - doing the same thing over and over with no changes. Doing this is still great for the body. But when a goal is set - training and exercise becomes focused. You look at the future with anticipation.

That is where I am at this week. Focusing and concentrating on the future of my season. Looking forward to my a-race with the anticipation of a child waiting for Christmas.

My equipment is ready, my journal started, my nutrition plan formulated, my training plan complete. My body, mind and spirit set to jump into anything. This is my breakout year. I can feel it in my heart. If I have to do it alone I will, if I have company that's great.

None of my workouts have no purpose. Each one has it's meaning, each one needs 110% effort. this mornings short run on the treadmill was different than those last month. The TV turned off, the speed increased, the focus to finish the run with a goal in mind. Oblivious to those around me, in the zone. That is the way it needs to be - In the Zone.
posted by Mondo @ 1:34 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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