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
First Rain Ride
April 11, 2007

How completely awesome yesterday's ride was. The weather was lousy as it has been for the past week.

But this time - the temperature was warm enough for an outside ride. I wore my bike shorts, but wore long sleeves and a wind jacket on the upper half. I also had on my long gloves.

I was a little cold going out but felt real good. There was not fog to speak of but you could feel the moisture in the air. I knew that at anytime the sky could open up and dump on me. It has been awhile since I got caught in a storm on my bike. The thought of it made my heartbeat quicken.

My pace was good, my cadence regular. Kick over the top and pull on the bottom. Legs feeling fresh after the first few miles. Heartrate good, breathing slow. Up ahead a hill - BOOM - out of the saddle and over the hill without even a slowdown. Cool.

Now I'm out in the country - away from most of the houses. I look around and behind me - dark clouds all around. What was that that I felt? A raindrop? Oh Yeah! Out of the saddle again - push hard - have to get to the turn around point. Too late - here it comes.

The rain hits hard, stinging at my face, windblown, cold. Cars pass me by - the look is priceless - what kind of idiot is out riding in the freezing rain? A TRIATHLETE I shout to the sky. I feel something strange on my face - what could it be?

It is the biggest smile that I have had all year. And the year is just starting. :-)
posted by Mondo @ 12:36 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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