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
Saddle Up!
February 27, 2007
The weather got colder as expected. Although I am not afraid to train in the elements I would rather avoid frostbite and cycle indoors.

I got in a good hour of cycling this morning while watching the, always positive, newscast. Is there any good news left to report on anymore? It use to be a person could at least watch the sports and get good news about athletes. but anymore they only cover the fights, drugs, and scandals. maybe they should cover amateur sports more - you know the sports where no-one is paid and the participants do it for fun and love of the sport. That's a lot to ask, right. What about reporting on the feel good stories around the country? Why does everything have to be gloom and doom. No wonder everyone is in a bad mood anymore. 1 hour of news and that's enough to depress anyone.

I would rather hear stories about people being successful. Rising up from poverty and making it in the world. Maybe stories about the success of exercise, smoking cessation and beating drug addiction. How about a story about a completely drug free baseball team that goes to the World Series. Ok that last one is pretty far out there. I would like to see a newscast started that only reports stories of happiness, success, and positive events. Now that would be worth watching.

I finalized my training schedule from April to August. It looks a little daunting but I know that I have the inner strength to complete it. I am working a nutrition plan for my training and for the race in August. I have a tendency to cramp up on the last miles of the run so I need to compensate for that with additional sodium intake. There is a product out there that I am looking at called the "saltstick". Has anyone tried this out? One other product I am looking to buy is the Finnis Lap Timer - if anyone has used one let me know what you think? I am keeping up my training log on Trifuel which is accessible from the links on the R side of my blog page. The season is starting to heat up - Let's Tri!

posted by Mondo @ 9:02 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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