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
Yeah! Friday!
April 20, 2007

Friday - Just another day right? Wrong.

Friday is more than just another day - it is a day of transformation. Individuals change from being a dull, hopeless, go to their jobs personality to a vibrant, what kind of trouble can I get into weekender. We go from being passive to being daredevils. Life seems to start on Friday and end on Monday mornings. Life is a struggle during the week and exciting on the weekends.

This is my birthday weekend. I do not plan to do a lot over this weekend. I am planning a long 50-60 mile ride on Sunday. The weather is suppose to be awesome on Sunday. I hope to have a few riding partners for the ride, but if no-one shows that is OK too. Sometimes I like being on my own with my bike. It gives me a chance to reflect on my training and my plans. I tend to talk to myself during long rides and think about what I want to do in the future. Where do I want to be in a year. the drone of the aero wheels is almost hypnotic.

So this will be Birthday #43. I thought about how I now compared to my former self and this is what I found:

Age -33, Height -5'10.5", Weight - 205#, Waist - 35", Blood Pressure - 136/80, Resting Pulse - 68, Unable to run 1/2 mile, Unable to swim >20 yards, Cholesterol - 205, HDL - 40, LDL - 120, smoked cigarettes and chewed tobacco, 6 pack per week.

Age - 43, Height - 5'10.5", Weight - 175#, Waist - 31", Blood Pressure - 110/58, Resting Pulse 42. 7:00 min/mile, 1:25 min/100 yard swim. Cholesterol - 170, HDL - 72, LDL - 80, No cigs, No chew, Minimal Alcohol.

Not a bad change in 10 years - And the best is still to come. Bring it on World !!!!!!!!!!
posted by Mondo @ 9:26 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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