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
Epic Swim
March 14, 2007

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen - This morning was a breakthrough swim.
I am sooooo stoked you can't keep my feet on the ground.
Last night I slept great, awakened a little groggy but got going right away. After a cup of coffee I was out the door and headed to the pool. My goal today was to swim some serious mileage. But i did want quality to the swim not just pounding out lap after lap.

I got in my lane right away and started my warm up - 300 yards easy and slow, stretching after every 100. I felt good, no pain in my shoulder. Legs felt fresh. After the warm up I proceeded to do drills - another 200 yards. the drills felt good to do - almost meditative. I was getting in a zone. Somehow I felt different this morning.

I started my lap swimming and planned on doing a ladder this morning. Starting at 100 and going to 500 and back down. I timed my first 100 yards at 1:30 sec. Not bad. Not bad at all. The laps went by faster than I thought they would. The 500 yard ladder was the hardest - but my time was 8:40. Could that be right? Is that possible? Did I forget a lap or two? No I recounted and I did do 500 yards. And best of all I felt great. Back down the ladder and I was happy. I was actually smiling under water.

I finished with 40 yard sprints. 5 of them. I did flip turns each one. The flip turns are getting easier and I am relaxed more during the turn. My time continues to be about 28 sec for 40 yards. I wish I could hold that pace for 1000 yards at a time. maybe someday.

Anyway I have to get in a 3 mile run this afternoon - the weather is suppose to be awesome. Yesterday I took delivery of my Thule rack for my car. This weekend I am going to go find a bike rack for it. I really want to get my bike off the back of my car and on the roof. I just seems to be too vulnerable to damage and road dust,rock, and mud. Plus the roof rack and fairing makes my car look better anyway. Hope everyone is working hard at getting hard - CAIO
posted by Mondo @ 8:24 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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