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
The New Year Approaches
December 29, 2007
The New Year is almost upon us - this blog will be going into overdrive at the beginning of 2008. Be ready for the most intense training blog yet. 2008 is the year of my Ironman Race. And there is more going on in my life than that. See you in 2008.
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Spinning, Spinning, Spinning
December 06, 2007
This has been an absolute awesome week. The weather has been holding out pretty good for Colorado. Helps with the heating bills, don't cha know!

Well I had my first and second spin class this week.

I was pretty nervous on Monday for the beginners class. Nothing seemed to go right at first. The headset system was not working. The music volume would not stay the same. I felt like I was going to hurl. You know - normal shit. But, after the warm up song I settled in and had a great first class. There were 9 students in the class and everyone appeared to have fun, while still burning loads of calories. A few of my Tri-Club members and friends showed up for support. The music was right on for the exercises on Monday. Last night's class was larger with 11 students - that was all the bikes we had anyway. Last night was a harder class, but still it appeared that everyone had fun and worked out hard. After practicing all week I found that last night I was in even better rhythm with the songs. I mixed it up a lot to keep them all guessing and I talked and encouraged everyone to keep going throught the hard parts.

I just got back from the gym and we got in 5 of the new bikes. Talk about fricken awesome!!!!

The next class is going to be great. We are expecting another 5 bikes in the near future. I can't wait. After last nights class I think I could probably fill a 20 bike session after the word gets out about my classes. Let's see how these progress. This sure is a fun way to work out for me as well. I feel that I am burning more calories and strengthening more now than I ever have. My body fat percentage is down to 9.6% and dropping fast. With that, as you know, comes the 6-pack abs I have always wanted. Hooya!
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Spin Class
December 03, 2007


Tonight is the night - the debut, the first of hopefully many Spin Classes.

I will be taking on the job of instructor, coach, trainer for whomever desires to join the Spin Class Group.

I am pretty nervous. Although I think I am well prepared. I just hope that someone shows up to take the class.

Life has been going well lately. I feel more optimistic with every day that passes. I am looking forward to starting up my triathlon training for the Iron-distance Redman race. I got to watch the Kona Championship over the weekend and can almost feel the energy that those athletes are feeling. It will be a lot of work - but it will be worth every drop of sweat.

I have started my journal back up. Having a training journal is one of the most important things that any athlete should do. Not only does it give you the ability to look back on training. But it also makes you accountable to your program. It's hard to write down that you didn't do anything on a particular day when the schedule is right there right in front of you. Writing down your meals is a great way to control calories and the types of food that you are eating.

I will finally have an exercise room at home pretty soon. I have been working on fixing up several rooms in the house. Hopefully to sell it as soon as possible. But having a room that is devoted to exercise will be great. I need to get my bike back up on the trainer and start working it hard through the winter months. As well as working out my core muscles. Strength training and plyometric exercises of the core muscles helps the total body to prepare for the strain of a rigorous exercise training program like that of an ironman event.

Let's see how tonight goes. Maybe I can make a difference in the life of someone that is out of shape. For Now - Amorevole Vita !
posted by Mondo @ 11:41 AM   0 comments
About Me

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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