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A blog from a "Middle of the Pack Marathoner" starting his journey from Newbie to Ironman. The ride is awesome!

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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 Again
September 26, 2007

Hello Everyone in Blog Land and Triathlon Land.
Sorry for the one month hiatus. I know everyone in the world was wondering if I fell off the end of the world or what.
Well, Hell I don't know what happened to me. I think I was was suffering from PTSD. Also known as Post Triathlon Stress Depression. Now you may laugh as I have in the past at articles and stories of athletes getting depressed after a major event, I never though it would happen to me. I have never had a depressed moment in my life. I am the king of optimism and good mood.
Yeah Right!
About 2 weeks after the Timberman Race - after the hype and the stories were all told. I found myself not wanting to do much of anything. I would plan my nights and weekends to start getting a new workout schedule planned, only to go home and plop in front of the TV. I would force myself to go for a short run or short bike but I never got into it. I felt myself slipping fast. I originally planned on doing a race in Montrose, Co. But I never signed up.
Last weekend I found myself looking at my training calendar. Then I thought to myself - Self - What the F*&^ are you doing. Get your F#$%ing Ass up off the couch and let's start training again. Motivation is what I need. What I need is to start blogging again. Start talking to the world again. Letting the world see what I was doing. As if everyone was watching me again.
So this week has been much more productive. I'm back in the pool - not so much pushing my distance, but working more on technique, strengthening and tempo. I am getting back to the gym 2x/week, working on core strengthening, upper body strengthening, and lower body strengthening. At night I am working on flexibility, stretches and abs. At least when I'm not painting. Oh, by the way - anyone interested in buying a nice 3 bedroom house in Colorado with 2.5 acres? Please............
So anyway - meeting with our local Tri Club last week helped a lot. We have a plan of action for the next coming months. Included in our plans - running the Fall and Winter Series in Colorado Springs, Swimming on Tuesday and Fridays, long bike rides on Sundays. I think all of us getting back together will help me get back into full swing again. I have been told that I should rest for awhile. Hell I know that. But I don't want to lose everything I gained this summer. I plan on working on specific weak areas for awhile. I do need something to look forward to though......
Hmmmmm - what to look forward to........ Oh I got it.
NOVEMBER 4th at 9:00 in the morning. What in God's name could be happening on that date at that time?
It's the IRONMAN FLORIDA sign up day for 2008. I will be sitting in front of my computer with my credit card hot in my hands. ATTENTION RACE FANS!!!!!!
YES - I am doing Ironman Florida next year.. I will be Ironman next year. I am going to join the ranks of the completely insane.... Life is good, Life is great, get out there and LIVE IT......Get off your Ass.....
CIAO !!!!!
posted by Mondo @ 3:22 PM  
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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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