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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
Here We Go
April 12, 2008

I've said it before and I am saying it again.

" Let The Ride Begin"

I started my new training program this week. I know I have not been blogging lately and I apologize to all of my readers. Life has been changing quickly for me since my divorce but I think it is finally calming down and heading in the right direction.

Since my last entry - I have found someone to enjoy life with. Someone I can love and be loved. Someone I can share my life with. I have been the happiest I can remember in a long time and want it to continue forever. I have been working with my spin class as well as several people to train as a personal trainer. The classes have been going great although with the start of daylight savings the attendance in my classes as dwindled to 6 people or so. But the people showing up for the classes are having a lot of fun.

I have started my training program for the Ironman race. I am now destined to complete the race in September. It is a good thing that I am a thrifty, money conscience person - I will not quit now because I already spent 250.00 on the race. Now I need to train for it. I will complete the race no matter what. So from now on the blogs have to continue so that I can document my progress as well as keep a written journal of the event, thoughts, triumphs and falls during my training and into race week..


My swimming is coming along great. I feel more comfortable in the water this year then I ever did last year. I can now feel the water exerting pressure on my arms. I can feel when I am out of sync, when my form is bad and needs changed. I am not panicked if I get tired and keep pushing onward. I have worked out some boats for my open water swims, I should be able to get in at least 1-2 open water swims per month. Now I am working on my aerobic capacity and length of swims.


Another strong event - my cycling has been very good with all the spin classes I have been doing. It is not quite the same thing, but I have noticed some strength gains on my hill climbs. I need to work on the length of my rides and the distance. I still have both my bikes from last year, Athena - my training bike, Apollo - my race bike, and I have added a Mtn Bike for commuting to work every day. I call the bike "Thor". This bike is giving me at least an additional 6 miles of cycling a day with a gas savings of $20.00 per week. And in this time of high gas prices - the savings are going to get better and better.


Well there is always at least one bad event - At this time running is bad. I have not placed any great amount of time running over the winter. My running is clumsy and I get tired quickly. I know that I need to start taking the running serious. I need to push myself harder in this area than any on the others. I need to be able to run that 26.2 miles in September, and I will need to be able to do it after the other 2 events are done. So I will be pushing the running, I need to get every run in.

Tomorrow I will be doing my first long ride of the season, 2 hours and 15 minutes. I am hoping the wind will not be a factor but this is Colorado - and the wind always blows ----- against you -----no matter which direction you go...........

posted by Mondo @ 7:56 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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