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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
Long Swim
July 16, 2008

Well I am starting to finally see the fruits of my labor.

This morning I had a great swim workout.

Let's begin with yesterday first though - I did get in a good long hill workout on my bike. 6 x 5minute hills with 3 minutes of active rest. I felt very tired after finishing up that workout. Then last night I had a good interval run workout with 12 x 1 minute VO2 max sprints and 1 minute rest periods. I was pretty tired last night and after eating dinner I passed out on the bed.

This morning was any other Wednesday swim day. I planned on doing my long swim this morning and that was scheduled as:

200 - warm up

2600 - aerobic long swim

200 - cool down

I finished my warm up and set my stopwatch. Off I went on my long swim. I think the hardest part about a long swim in a pool is keeping track of my laps. Occasionally I would forget where I was and have to start with my last know lap. That did not happen very often. About half way I had to catch myself - I was falling into that sloppy form style. I got to 3/4 of the distance and started to pick up the pace. I added another 10 lengths in the pool since I felt pretty good overall. My total for the intervals came out to about 2800 yards. and I could have gone farther. I wasn't completely used up yet.

Tomorrow I will be doing a Brick Workout in the morning and possibly doing a long run tomorrow night. I am still struggling with the long runs but I am being persistent about getting the runs in.

I will be working a lot more in the next month to be able to afford the trip out to OKC. So I will have to be training either late at night or very early in the morning. Should be interesting. I did find a 100 mile route for my bike that will work into my schedule. I will be doing that in 3 weeks. This weekend will be 80 miles on Sunday - OOOO now that sounds like fun..... for now - hey! Keep up the good work.
posted by Mondo @ 8:56 AM  
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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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