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
Must Swim Faster
May 09, 2007

Back in the pool - thinking about the open water swim on Sunday. Trying to stay focused.

In the lane, water is a little warm this morning.
Time for warm up - steady, straight, feeling tight.
Up the lane slowly - checking form, doing good. Breath right, breath left.
300 yards warm up done. Feeling better - loosened up. Standing in the shallow end thinking about Sunday.

Time for drills - arm lead, head down. Relaxed, rotating the body, pointing the belly button. Blow out completely, suck in quick. Keep the head down, legs up high. Swimming downhill. Underskate, Double and Triple. Relax. Breath.

Intervals - Today time trial - 1000 yards. Nervous, thinking about Sunday.
Start TT - long form, strong stroke, hold the water, pull through with the body. Feel the water on the surface of my hands and arms. Feels good. Throw in a good kick. 100 done, still strong. Feeling good, form , form, form. Pull, pull, pull. Breath right, then left. 300 done, still strong. 50 build/ 50 decend. 500 done. How is my time? No time to look - keep swimming.

600 down and still going good. Breathing a little harder now, try to regulate and breath out completely. Mind starting to wander again. Pull it back in and focus. Focus on form - high elbow catch, steep angle in, reach for the other side, pull through. Focus, Focus.

800 down - getting tired now, can' stop. MUST go faster. Have to finish strong. 900 done, push harder for last 100, push harder, legs cramping, shake it off keep swimming harder. last 50 - spint to the finish. DONE !!!!!!!!!

1000 yards 15:35

Time for 100 of kick drills - pretty tired. Cool Down 300 yards. REady for coffee and the rest of the morning off. How great is this sport !!!!!!
posted by Mondo @ 10:27 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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