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
Against The Wind
March 25, 2007
Yesterday - it snowed at my house. There was 1 inch of snow on the ground.

This morning - snow was gone, 45 degrees outside and sunny. WOW. Ain't Colorado Great!

I got out on my bike this morning with the club. The weather was great down in the Canon area. Temperature was about 54 degrees when we started and got warmer fast. The ride out on highway 50 was awesome. Our time going out really trucking. Probably around 20-22 mph. We kept up the pace up to the 18 mile mark and stopped for a few minutes to wait for everyone else.

The others in the group had to get back so Laurie and I were going on to the 25 mile mark for turning around. The way out to Pueblo West went quicker than I expected. It was a great ride out. I was feeling real good, but I knew that as soon as we turned the work was going to start. Why? Because of the 10 mph headwind all the way back to town. Now that is a lot of work. It feels like you are going uphill even when you are going downhill. It took us quite a while to get back to town. Laurie flatted out at the 33 mile mark. Luckily she had everything she needed and the tire was fixed quickly.

After the ride the smoothie at the coffee shop tasted real good. Nothing like a 50 mile ride to make everything in life better. This week I will continue my base mileage training. I am taking Saturday and Sunday off. Monday starts my program. I am looking forward to it. My weight is down to 176 pounds and I think I am almost ready for the first race of the season. I bought Mark Verstegen's new Core Performance book. It zeros in on endurance sports more to help with core strengthening and flexibility as well as nutrition. His first book was awesome - I'll let you know about this one.

Tomorrow I'll be back in the pool and going for a run tomorrow night. I think I will try for about 4000 yards in the morning. Probably get in a giant ladder set. Till tomorrow - Ciao!!!
posted by Mondo @ 6:06 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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