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
Tired Legs
April 24, 2008

Well I am now in the 2nd week of my training. So far I feel pretty good except for the fact that my legs are pretty tired today. Let me describe things to date.


My swim is coming along great. The distance has increase a little this week. My workout this week is consists of 350 warm up, 8x25 drills, 4 x 150 intervals, 8x25 kick and another 350 of cool down. Tomorrow is a long swim of 1400 yards without rest. I am feeling pretty good with the swim except on Wednesday i felt real heavy in the water, that is probably because of my birthday party the nighit before - just a little too much food and drink.


My bike workouts are still a favorite - although with the wind we have been having in Colorado I am getting more of a workout than I really wanted. Man, I hate the wind, no matter what direction that I go I feel that the wind is in my face. Yesterday I rode for 90 minutes - 30 minutes out and 60 minutes back. The wind was at about 10-20 mph constantly. That makes it 2x the work that I want.


My run is getting better. I did a brick early this week and felt great. I am running at an average of 9:05 min/mi. That is pretty good for me. My legs are feeling tired tonight but I should be ready for a long run tomorrow. I feel that my pace, cadence, and form are coming together well. I just hope that my body can keep up with this training schedule.

Speaking of my body - I did just turn 44 years old. An average guy at 44 is settled down, sitting back, working a regular job and getting fat. I see guys in my office day in and day out that are my age. 90% of them are overweight and miserable. Here I am busting my ass day in and day out to do what - an Ironman? I must be fricken nuts.

I am fricken nuts - I am nuts for living a great life. I want to continue to work hard at a goal - to work hard at staying healthy. To live everyday to it's fullest. I want to continue to be in love and to share my active lifestyle with the girl of my dreams. I want to continue to build my body up for new and longer events, pushing myself to break my own records. I want to get to heaven like I'm sliding into home plate with a catcher in my way. I want to be totally used up screaming"Wow, What a Ride". So 44 is not that bad. Happy Birthday to ME !!!!!!!!
posted by Mondo @ 8:27 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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