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
Week 2 Update
April 18, 2008

Well it's Friday of week 2. I still have a long bike on Sunday but I did do well this week with my workouts.

This morning was another swim day. My workout consisted of 250 yards of warm up followed by a full 1200 yards of continuous swimming. Then finished with another 250 yards of cool down. I felt real calm with the long interval swim. I pushed pretty hard at the beginning and during the last 200 yards. I finished the 12oo in 20:30, I have no idea how fast that is compared to other age group athletes but I feel pretty comfortable at that pace. I did not include flip turns, but rather turned at the wall. Open water swimming will register a faster time since I do not have to slow down at the wall.

This evening I ran my 5 miles. My pace was pretty good for me - landing in the 9:00min/mi area. I did do some pickups along the way and pushed hard up the hills. As usual my running will be lagging in back of everything else since I really don't enjoy the run as much as I do the other 2 events. But with a little more work and motivation I will get it together before September.

Today was beautiful in Colorado again - I am hoping that the weather will not get cold again. It's not that I hate the winter but since I cannot go snowboarding I would rather have it nice out. Sunday is suppose to be my long ride this week. I think I am scheduled for a short brick this week. Looks like I am going to be doing 45 minutes on the bike, followed by a 15 minute run. I learned the hard way at Timberman last year that Brick workouts are very important to the training. It helps the body learn to transition from bike to run, possibly avoiding the cramping that occurred last year.

Well, until Sunday - Keep training, keep dreaming, and keep your ass moving!!!!!!!!!!

CIAO !!!!!!
posted by Mondo @ 8:01 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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