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
Awesome Ride
May 22, 2007

The weather Sunday was awesome. I was down in town about 8 am and looking forward to another ride down the rode. I wanted to push a little harder today, I'm still working off the energy from last Sundays Tri.

Mark and Mary showed up by 8:30am. Mark is quite the cyclist and I have only been with him on one ride so far. He is a tall 6-2 or so and has those long legs for running and cycling. I wasn't sure how fast he wanted to ride but I found out pretty quickly after we left.

We left Mary to ride by herself and planned on going out about 15 miles or so. I needed to be back in town reasonable early. Marc quickly took the lead and pushed the pace to around 22-23 mph. I wasn't even warmed up yet. I tucked in behind him and paced myself well. I pulled in front for a while with him drafting on me. His height makes it harder on him to draft off of my bike - worse yet is that I am on 650's and he is on 700's, that puts him up another couple inches.

I noticed that my bike was considerably faster that his road bike on downhills and straights at the same pedal stroke.

We turned at the 16 mile mark and headed back. There was a slight headwind and we worked harder on the way back to town. The hills really burned on the way back - but that could be because we we pushing so hard. My quads were toast by the time the last hill came up.

All in all the ride was pretty awesome. It was nice to have someone to push with. I have been training by myself for too long and really enjoy getting my butt wooped once and awhile.
posted by Mondo @ 3:47 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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