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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
Great Bike Ride
June 12, 2007

Good Morning Triathlon World.

I hope everyone was up early this morning - training. It occurs to me everyday that there are so many people that miss the best time of the day because of sleep. Getting up early and out the door makes the day great. Seeing the sunrise every morning is enought to power my day forward. To think - early morning trainers like me get more done before breakfast than most get done in a whole day.

This morning the weather was perfect for cycling. At first there was a chance of rain but it held off. The roads were a little moist but no great big puddles. I headed out on the highway this morning towards Penrose. the ride seems to be getting easier every time I do it. So either I am getting stronger or the hills area getting flatter. I think the first one is correct. My plan was for 1:15:00 of riding at a steady pace. Trying to keep my average about 19.0 mph. I would like to get my average up above 20.0 mph and on Sunday I came damb close to it. Today's ride felt good. I did have some back pain after the first 45 minutes but it was tolerable. I forgot to take an Ibuprofen before leaving. On the way back there is a hill - we call it Loader Hill. Everyone pretty much hates it because it is steep and long. So on the way back today I looked ahead and saw another cyclist about half way up. He appeared to be on a mountain bike and riding slowly up the hill. Now every good triathloete would never pass up this challenge. Catch up to him and pass before he reaches the top. So off I went in a big gear - out of my saddle and pushing hard. I got about half way up and dropped the gears down and pushed hard to the top. Just before the top of the hill I caught and overtook him out of my saddle and then rode the big gear down the other side. GOD - I love this sport !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Mondo @ 8:08 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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