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
Residual Effects
May 17, 2007

Residual Effects - of what? Of my first race weekend.

I headed into this week with a new found goal, new energy to pour into my training. I started Monday with a half-way decent swim but still very tired from the swim on Sunday. My run on Monday afternoon was frickin awesome. I felt alive, I felt a spring in my step. I pushed the pace down to an 8:30 mile for 5.2 miles. I felt like something wierd had happened inside.

Tuesday, I was on the bike again - this time pushing my training bike "Athena" as hard as I could. I went about 25 miles and averaged 19 mph. I was out of the seat and pushing pretty hard. I felt good but my legs were quite tired. I had no cramping in my legs but I did have some back pain after being in aero for awhile. I need to be stretching more again.

Wednesday was a break out awesome day. My swim went well, I pushed a little harder than usual and finished with around 2400 yards. I still can't explain what happened on Sunday during my swim, but I am darn sure going to make sure it doesn't happen again. WEdnesday afternoon I got in a 5 mile run, although not as good a run as Monday, I still pushed through a lot of the pain and tried to keep my pace up there. Then I got back in the water last night for another 800 yards of swimming with the Tri Club. Wow - what a day of training.

This morning was the best yet. I got in 27 miles on my training bike. Pretty much the same course as on Teusday - but my average speed increased to 21 mph average. My back fest better today - I have been sretching every night and morning and it is making a big difference. I naturally have a tight lower back. My massage tech tells me that she has noticed some muscular hypertrophy in the area of my lumbar spine. I am not sure if that is swelling related to the back pain or an increase in muscle thickness related to the increase in training. But in any case, this morning went well on the ride. I followed with a 2 mile run-off that averaged 8:37 min/mi. Not bad for post race workouts. I'll finish this week with a swim and run tomorrow. The Tri-Club is working on getting out the resirvoir soon for practice. I am looking forward to it. It is time to get over this open water phobia.
posted by Mondo @ 11:03 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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