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
Climb That Hill
March 22, 2007

Whoever ignores doing hillwork is missing out on some real excellent training.

Hillwork builds strength, endurance and aerobic capacity better than anything else out there. If there was only a way to do hillwork in swimming we would be all set.

I was on my training bike this morning at the crack of dawn. The weather was cool but not cold. I was able to ride in shorts and jersey with arm warmers. I took to the long 8 mile hill this morning with a vengeance. I wanted to make it to the top without having to get out of my big front chainring. Since starting my training I have never been able to make it to the top, last trip up I had to gear down about 1/2 mile from the top.

There were times where I thought to myself this is the last of my energy - but I would get up in the pedals and push a little harder. I could see the top coming and got real excited. I pushed even further and harder to get to the top quicker.

I made it, what a feeling! My legs were completely dead. Whew!! Now the next challenge is to make it up in a bigger gear on my cassette. Yeah Baby!!!!

I am planning on doing 50 miles on Sunday. This is the last Sunday ride of base training - my actual training schedule starts on April 1st. The focus and determination is returning. I know that I need to give 110% effort with every training session. My nutrition plan has got to be right on. My equipment in great shape. This sport rocks !!!!!!!

posted by Mondo @ 11:09 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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