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
Snow Workout!
April 25, 2007
Does this look like training weather to you?

Holy Crap!

I woke up yesterday wanting to cycle for 50 minutes, Good Luck.

Hey this is Colorado - the weather can change from Spring to Winter overnight.

If we forget about yesterday - the rest of this week has been great for training.

Sunday was a perfect day for a 50-mile bike ride. The temps were about 65 and there was very little wind. I felt great on the bike without any lower back pain while in aero. I guess the extra stretching is paying off. I rode an average of 19.5 mph for the 50 miles. I pushed hard up the hills and worked the downhills as well. Laurie W. was one of the Tri Club riders that headed out for 50 that day and she did great also. The bike worked great again - new tires seemed to make the ride better - probably only in my mind but if felt that the rolling resistance was less.

Monday I was in the pool again - I varied from my training schedule and pushed a monster set of 5x400 freestyle. I totaled 2600 for the day. Then later on in the day I ran 3 miles with fartleks. So, besides yesterday - training has been great. This morning I was in the pool and did my scheduled training. I felt good but still lose my breath quickly when doing flip turns. It is time to get back in the open water to log some big yardage. No flip turns or walls - just steady swimming.

This afternoon I have another 4 mile run planned. This will be a steady run without intervals. Then tonight I am back in the pool with the Tri Club Gals. The first triathlon for them will be the Highland Ranch Sprint on June 2nd. I need them to start focusing on long swimming without taking long breaks at the wall. I know they can get the yardage in to finish the swim but they tend to take too long at the wall with each lap. They are all doing real well and progressing very quickly.

posted by Mondo @ 10:58 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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