5881 total / 1507 in 2014

In 2014 I vow to race less and with fewer injuries. Going to set 2 lofty goals only: 1/2 marathon in under 2 hours and full marathon in under 5 hours.

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  1. walk
    good 2.3 mi

    Faster today. Moving at almost a normal walking speed. Legs still too tired & this run down feeling & cough are saying no running yet.

    • John H.
      John H.

      You're moving...that's awesome! :)

      2 days ago Like

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      I agree with John. Hang in there. Still so dang proud of you for your awesome marathon.

      2 days ago Like

    • Erin C.
      Erin C.

      Your body is telling you to keep it at walks for now. You'll be running soon enough!

      1 day ago Like

  2. walk
    good 2.35 mi

    Just zapping the zero & moving my legs. Very slowly.

  3. My Detroit Marathon race report is done. It's a long one (like a marathon) so you might want to settle in with a beverage. ... read more

  4. RUN
    great Detroit International Marathon 26.2 mi 04:53 11:10 pace

    Today I earned a shiny new marathon PR!!! Long story short - I did the work and today I got paid. I managed to run a great race and never hit a wall like I did in my first marathon. According to... read more

  5. RUN
    good Last run before race day! 2.3 mi

    2 miles plus strides. No major issues. Now I get packed and go run a few miles on Sunday.

    • Barb

      just a few miles - that's what I always try to tell myself when I'm at the start line "Just a run with a few thousand of my friends!" Good luck Sunday!

      8 days ago Like

    • Erin C.
      Erin C. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Just a few! You got this.

      7 days ago

    • Duffy R.
      Duffy R.

      Congrats on making it through training! The work is done, and now you get to enjoy the reward. Have a great run Sunday!

      7 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    good 800s ish 4 mi 00:41 10:15 pace

    A few niggles but otherwise a great last speed session before Sunday's marathon. Ran this watchless so time is based on the wall clock in the garage. Ran 1 mile WU then 3x800 with 800 recove... read more

  7. FIT
    alright 00:25

    Did some stretching. Need to roll when I get home. I'm not at a good point in taper. Too much shit going on and while it should be distracting me, it's only giving me more shit to worry ... read more

    • Doug S.
      Doug S.

      settle down B. Take a deep breath…thats what they say right. Screw that. I say have a beer and get your run on. You're gonna do great in your race. I'm cheering you on!

      11 days ago Like

    • Bari F.
      Bari F.

      Thanks, Doug :)

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Rebel Run Girl
      Rebel Run Girl

      Just accept that it's obsession time from here to race day, no getting around it until the job's done. You'll have a great race, just keep it simple, everything in moderation. Yay, almost the big day. Can't wait to read your race report!

      10 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    alright 2.5 mi 00:30 12:00 pace

    You're supposed to have one last shitty run before a race, right? 2 miles plus 6 strides. Watchless & musicless so time is a guess. Doesn't really matter but this sucked balls. 30* wa... read more

  9. RUN
    great Next stop - DETROIT! 12 mi 02:09 10:45 pace

    Today's plan was to go easy for the first 8 miles and then turn it up for the last 4. Holy crap, I'd forgotten how amazing it is to run when it's only 32* out! I ended up wearing my... read more

  10. FIT
    good mixed bag 00:45

    20 minutes on the bike and then 25 min of strength, rolling and stretching. I have a mildly pissed off calf and I'm not sure if its DOMS from my massage, from my run, or just taper madness. ... read more

  11. RUN
    great Sorta progressive??? 4 mi 00:39 09:37 pace

    I was supposed to run a warm-up mile with strides and then progressives from 10:00 to 9:30 to 9:15. Didn't quite do that because the 3rd mile was wack. I'm pretty sure the 2nd mile was ... read more

  12. FIT
    great Ahhhh 00:50

    Today's workout was eating lots of candy during my afternoon long meeting & then a massage. Taper rocks.

  13. RUN
    great Fall bliss 3.2 mi

    I was given permission to run this watchless. If fact, it was pretty much insisted upon (thanks!). I had a great run. Just enjoyed the fall afternoon & ran then finished with 6 strides. I remem... read more

    • Erin C.
      Erin C. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Good idea! You need this. I won't say anything about pace because I don't want to contradict your plan, but it is certainly enjoyable to let go of pace for awhile. And, it definitely sounds like you're kicking butt with your recovery!

      19 days ago

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    • Barb

      Seems like the perfect kind of taper run.

      18 days ago Like

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.


      18 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    good Deja Vu 20 mi 03:58 11:52 pace

    Started late (at 5:10 am). 40 laps of my neighborhood, alternating directions each mile (2 laps). 3 bathroom stops in the first 14 miles. I must have been carrying Professor Dumbledore's del... read more

  15. FIT
    good 00:20

    Mischief, I mean, rehab managed. Rolling and a bunch of glute exercises. Holy weak ass, batgirl!

  16. walk
    alright Fresh air 2 mi

    I'm sick. Should have done more but all I did was get out for a walk. Also did some stretching and rolling. Hoping I'm feeling good by the weekend so I can get my long run in.

    • John H.
      John H.

      The crud seems to be going around. Hope you're feeling better soon!

      22 days ago Like

    • Barb

      Get some rest - you've got the distance in those legs, now it's time to make sure you're healthy on race day. And I'm sure you will be!

      22 days ago Like1 person

  17. RUN
    good 800s and 400s and sucking win... 7.25 mi 01:16 10:27 pace

    Plan was 6 miles incl WU, 5x800 in 4:20 w/ 800 jog/walk; 2x400 in 2:05 w/ 400 jog/walk; CD because Coach decided I needed to remember what it was like to feel uncomfortable. Mission accomplished. ... read more

    • Nicki

      Nice! Hard work but you got it done.

      24 days ago Like

    • Rebel Run Girl
      Rebel Run Girl

      got it done plenty close enough and don't forget the effort executing the workout improves fitness whether you hit goal exactly or not. Success again! It's not always fun, but still worth it.

      23 days ago Like1 person

  18. VELO
    good strength, spin, strength, spi... 12 mi 00:46 15.6mph pace

    20 squats and 20 lunges alternating with 3 mile spins. Ended with 12 miles and 100 squats and lunges. Was also dripping sweat. Considering I didn't want to work out at all, I'll take it.

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      You and Joe are making me want to try this bike then squat/lunge stuff. Way to go on your workout.

      24 days ago Like

    • Bari F.
      Bari F.

      Wendy - I would recommend waiting until after your race, but yes. Give it a try. It's nice for something different.

      24 days ago Like

  19. FIT
    great PeaceLab 01:00

    I really love this studio and this was a nice class once I stopped pouring sweat from my run. If I didn't already spend over $100 a month for our family gym membership, I'd buy a members... read more

  20. RUN
    good Ran to yoga 2.25 mi 00:25 11:00 pace

    Holy hot and the route was uphill the entire way. Yes, I'm being a wimp but this was hard. Tried to keep it easy but any slower and I have just been walking the whole time. My calves hurt an... read more