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
I'm Back !!!!!
July 07, 2007
Where have I been you ask. Well vacation started last week and although I never really went anywhere - I have been busier than I would be if I was at work.

I have spent the majority of my time working my second job - I am trying to get together a little nest egg for my real vacation in August as I try and compete in the Timberman 70.3 Race.

But I am not saying that I have not done anything else while on vacation. On Monday I got in a great 2000 yard swim with the Tri Club. It felt awesome to just keep swimming continuously for 45 minutes or so. I felt real strong in the water and felt that my stroke and form were coming together. I finished the last 200 yard real strong and pushed myself hard to finish the full distance.

On Tuesday - I got in a 56 mile bike ride. The ride took me out to Pueblo West. there was little to no wind for a change and I was able to maintain a 20.6 mph average. I did have to stop and fix a flat again but that is not bothering me much anymore. My tri-bike is working pretty good and I did not have too much back discomfort for the entire ride. My legs felt strong for the entire ride.

Wednesday morning I got in a 7 mile run that felt great. I did the run at 8000 ft and was able to maintain a decent pace. I did lose a considerable amount of sweat weight though and found myself down to 169 lbs after the run a loss of about 3 lbs of water.

Today I got back in the pool - I have been working the last 3 graveyard shifts and I feel like a zombie. but I was able to get myself out of bed early enough to get in a great swim again. Today I was shooting for a little longer swim than Monday and a little fast swim than Monday. turns out I got both with a swim of 2100 yards and 43 minutes. If I can keep that pace at the 70.3 I will be real happy with that. I felt great after the swim today and feel that I am progressing nicely in my training. The next 2 weeks will be tough, before the taper. I need to push just a little bit harder and stay on schedule. Let's see how that goes - CIAO !
posted by Mondo @ 12:58 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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