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

Add a video to your site
Update your profile
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
February 13, 2007
Good Morning Tri World.....

I hope that all is well in the Triathlon World and that everyone is training hard.

This morning I was back in the pool. I left the house early and got in the water right away. I really wanted to have a hard workout this morning and push myself further. What happened really suprised me.
Have you ever had a workout, swim, bike or run that felt like everything just was perfect. Like you finally wanted to say - hey, I got this. That is what I had this morning.

I started out my workout with a 200 yard warm up, I used mixed stroke for my warm up along with some dolphin kicking and sculling. Once warmed up I got right to work with 4 x 100 yd freestyle stroke at a moderate speed, bilateral breathing and 30 sec rest periods. These felt hard but I wasn't as tired as I usually was after doing 400. I did concentrate on good form, good recovery and body roll. after a 2 minute rest I got started on my hard set - 4 x 200 yd freestyle with 1 minute rest periods. Although real hard I did not feel wasted.

I worked on drills for another 140 yds. I am working on my roll more and keeping one hand outstretched more during my breathing. Using zipperskate and underskate drills helps. After doing the drills I got started on my next set of 5x100 yd freestyle with 30 sec rest periods. I still felt amazingly fresh after the sets were done. I finished with 100 yards of sculling and 200 yards of cool down using mixed stroke. Although a little tired right now, I am feeling great.

I have to timed my 100's yet. I would like to purchase the new Finis Lap Clock - but at $60.00 it is out of my budget currently. I will try and find someone to time me later this week. I am interested at what my time is. I so know that the other side of the pool comes up a lot quicker than it use to.

The weather has taken a turn for the worse for the rest of the week. Temps are down and snow is already flying. Good news - the weekend is looking prime for a bike ride on Saturday or Sunday. I would like to get a good 40 - 50 miles in this weekend if the weather holds. Tonight I am attending a new ABS/GLUTS class at the gym that I heard was killer. I'll let you know tomorrow. Until then remember:
Nobody Who Ever Gave His Best Regretted It
Nessuno che mai ha dato suo l'è rammaricato meglio

posted by Mondo @ 1:15 PM  
Post a Comment
<< Home
About Me

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.
See my complete profile

Pueblo Tri T1.1 -->

Previous Post
Template by

Free Blogger Templates


Free Web Counters
Site Counter