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
Wanted "Frozen Cyclist"
March 08, 2007

Am I rushing the season?
Why do I ask?

My bike ride outside this morning - was frickin freezing!!!!

At first it seemed that I would get away with wearing shorts, a long sleeve jersey and a windbreaker. That though quickly faded. Although it was around 42 degrees at the beginning of the ride the further East I went the colder it got. Not to forget to mention the other key word "wind chill factor". What wind - there was no wind this morning? Duh ! Going 18-20 mph created it's own wind. Wow. What a dork!

The ride itself was great though. All kidding aside I really like being back on the road again. My cycling legs are coming back to full speed again. My gearing is on it's way up already. I was on "Athena" this morning, my training bike. We hit the hills hard and I pushed the speed on the downhills. The route out to Penrose and beyond to Pueblo is a fairly hilly route. Sort of the same terrain I will have at Timberman. It makes it the ideal training route. Getting 60 -70 miles is not hard to do.

This week has been a real test to see how I tolerate 3 workouts of each discipline. My legs are pretty fried after today. I am really feeling the burn in the calf and quad area. I stretched good last night and will have to do the same tonight. I still have tomorrow's swim and run left to do this week. My rest day will be Saturday. Sunday I am planning on 50 miles using my Tri bike. Sunday will be a steady cadence ride just to get in the time on the bike. I need to get my legs use to going in circles for 3-4 hours at a time.

The weather is awesome again. I hope it holds out now. Not only is it nice to get out on the road and trails. It's nice not having to pay a lot for propane to heat the house. I need to save the bucks for everything that I am doing this year. Hey, got to go back to work. CIAO!
posted by Mondo @ 11:31 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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