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
They Call Me Flipper!
April 18, 2007
Good Morning Tri World :-)

The weather has settled down nicely in Colorado. Warm and partly cloudy.

I was back in the water this morning after an evening of trying to work out a work/triathlon schedule. I am definitely chomping at the bit to get the race season started.

I have decided to start with a small sprint triathlon in the Denver area on May 13th, called the Littlefoot Triathlon. ( The problem is logistics - the race begins at 6:30am and it is 3 hours away. I really don't want to get a hotel room so I guess I'll be leaving early and sleeping in the car. I'll do packet pickup in the morning then race and come home. This is an open water sprint triathlon.

This morning I followed my training program, felt great and swam pretty good. My intervals were 6x100 and I did them with flip turns. The older ladies in the water were watching me and started to call me "Flipper".. They are so very nice to me - giving up my usual lane every morning. I did some late 40 yard sprints as well. I am feeling pretty good in the water - no real aches or pains to speak of. But there is a big difference between swimming 20 yards at a time with flip turns and swimming constant in open water. That is the one area I want to improve in this season.

Tonight I'm back in the pool with the Tri Club - I have a few new drills for them. They have come along way since January. They will all do well at their first triathlon in June.

Recent purchases for Apollo include new Hutchinson Tires and a SaltStick Dispenser. I'll bring you up to speed as soon as they come in. Fro now - CIAO!
posted by Mondo @ 2:41 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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