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
Weird Weather
May 08, 2007

Is it just me or is the weather really getting to be weird?

On Sunday it was a typical Spring day - the morning started out clear as a bell - temps were a little low around 44 degrees with a slight gentle breeze. I left on a ride up to Red Canyon and back with a few friends from the Tri-Club. The ride is about 28-30 miles with lot's of hills on the way out and a nice ride on the way back. the ride out was great with most of us shedding jackets about half way because of overheating. After turning around the wind hit us squarely and the coats went back on.

Wind, now there is a force of nature that is really started to get on my nerves. I know, everyone tells me that the wind will help me to build muscles quicker. Adds to the training, adversity builds stamina, blah, blah, blah. I don't really give a sh**. I can't stand the wind. No matter what direction I am headed, the wind is always there in my face. This morning the weather man stated that there was not wind predicted for today. So what did I have on the way back from Pueblo - that's right - WIND!!!!!! Is there any particular qualifications for weather man or is it really just a guessing game.

Anyway - Sunday's ride was great. It is nice to be riding with other people now. Riding completely by myself can get real boring. So after the ride I headed home - the weather remained OK for most of the day. then about 7:00pm it starts snowing. It did not let up until we had 18" on the ground. That's right 18 fricken inches of snow by morning. that shot my training for the day since I could not get to the pool. What a lousy way to start the week for training.

Today I got in about 30 miles. The speed was pretty good going out. Actually I was wondering why my speed was so high on the way out. I averaged 22.5 mph up to the half way mark. I found out quickly when I turned around and was faced with, yes you got it, a strong headwind. I am not one to complain but for the love of God, could I have one ride without wind. I pushed the speed anyhow on the way back and ended up averaging 19mph, not bad considering the wind.
posted by Mondo @ 11:36 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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