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
18 days left
August 01, 2007
Yes, I'll admit it. I am freaking out........

I know I have been training now for 18 weeks, I've put in the time and effort. Physically I am ready for my 1/2 Ironman. Mentally I am mush......

I am looking so forward to leaving for New Hampshire though. Seeing my family again means more than the race itself.

Sunday's long ride was great except for the 2 flats. The roadway has become hazardous since the recent rains and then the mowing along the highway. Seems like there is more debris on the road. I felt great for the whole 3 hours and the pace stayed around 21.3 mph. I did a 3 mile run afterwards, that felt OK except for the heat of the day. I did start to cramp at the end of the run - I need to increase my nutrition at the end of the bike and take in a few gels on the run. I think that will solve the problem.

My swim on Monday was un-eventful. Tonight I am going out with the team to Pueblo Reservior for open water swimming. I am looking forward to that. The water should be real good.

Yesterday I shipped my bike - "Apollo" to New Hampshire. FedEx will get it there by Saturday. Shipping was easier than I thought it would be. I kinda felt like a Dad with his kid leaving for the first time......weird......

I hope to blog up until the race - I will try at least. I will be keeping a journal of my trip and adventures. For now though - back to work.....
posted by Mondo @ 11:46 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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