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
Awesome Swim
March 05, 2007

What a glorious day in Colorado!!!!

For those of you suffering in the northeast - I'm sorry. But, that's why I live out here !!!!!

This will be my first week of swimming 3 days. A little daunting if you ask me. I am up for the challenge though. That's what this is all about, right. Taking on a challenge and pushing our bodies in a forward direction even when our bodies are telling us that we can't do anymore. If exercise was that easy, there would be no overweight people in the world.

As a matter of fact that is what keeps most people from doing it. It's an effort. It's a chore. Sort of like either getting up to change the channel or using the remote. Working as a nurse I see it on a daily basis. I am not exaggerating if I said that 75% of my patients are overweight. They will ask me how to lose weight, or what diet should I use, or what diet pill works? I explain the correct way to lose weight using a calorie in vs calorie out formula with exercise, portion control and restriction of refined sugars. Does that help? NOT. It's not an easy fix so most people reject it in search for the miracle drug or program. No it is not easy. If it was - once again - everybody would be healthier, happier, and thinner.

This mornings swim was complete lunatic. I did a 200 warm up, then proceeded to do a ladder drill. Freestyle stroke for 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 with 30 sec rest periods, I followed with a 200 cool down. Is that frickin nuts or what. I am a little tired right now but overall I feel great. I had no shoulder discomfort today. Must of been that yoga session last night at home.

Tomorrow I also start a new 5 day abdominal program. Can't let the middle section fall behind you know. A thick mid section would not look good in a Speedo you know! 6-packs are a requirement in my view.

I hope everyone has a great day. Keep up the great work. Stay warm if you are in the Northeast -especially near Nashua :-) Arrivederci!
posted by Mondo @ 10:46 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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