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  • 50 miles
  • 04:21 time
  • 3397 calories
  • 10 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good Nailed it 6.1 mi 00:47 07:39 pace

    This was...draining.
    15 seconds/mile off goal pace was the ask. I delivered right in the zone (7:30-7:45/mi is the goal pace range).
    I opted for the canal path which has the advantage of m... read more

  2. RUN
    +2 2 mi 00:17 08:18 pace

    I tacked 2 miles on to the 8.
    Coach T told me not to.
    He told me to trust him. And I do, the man's a crazy genius. But when I should have turned around at 3 miles doing the bayview... read more

  3. RUN
    I dunno....... 8 mi 01:04 08:00 pace

    30 seconds off goal pace.
    or 15 seconds off goal pace.
    I guess it depends on if I'm aiming for 7:30/mi or 7:45/mi.
    I don't even know right now.

    I had some dry needles done yesterday... read more

    • Rob

      While I would love to drown you in practical advice, our bodies react 180 degree opposite to fuel intake. I need to hammer mine with food (every 20-30 minutes) and water (ALL THE TIME) or I fall to pieces. Or, you know, dehydrate in the middle of the mountain wilderness *eyeroll* You seem to understand your body's needs just fine, I don't know if overthinking it right now is going to help. But then I'm not coach T or fast. :-) Just go out there and do it. It's waiting for you.

      1 day ago Like1 person

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    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      I generally run without eating anything, but I discovered that drinking a bit at every other water station and pour the rest on my neck, seemed to make a difference. I always swallow air, then suffer for half a km before I am able to burp it out though. And I tried the dried fruit and it did seem to make a difference. But if I eat gels, gag, they make me so nauseous.... no matter how I tried to train to eat them, it never worked. Anyway we are all different, but it's good to practice.

      1 day ago Like

    • Pope Jan
      Pope Jan

      I always run with (and drink) water - all year round. On (very) long runs, especially in the summer, I take S Caps regularly. I never have problems with cramping or dehydration during races. If you feel water sloshes in your stomach, just drink it in small sips. Not drinking is suicide.

      about 18 hours ago Like

  4. VELO
    good Commute 11.94 mi

    Feel like I've been going non stop today.... Zzzzzzz

  5. RUN
    good Stroller run 1.8 mi

    Picked up L from skool and then ran him home.

  6. RUN
    Delores! 5.9 mi 00:57 09:37 pace

    Hump Day.
    40 minutes on Delores.
    24 times up and down.
    My Geese friends were back! The skinny ones with the tag and the limp.
    I was happy to see them, I said "Hi friends!!" but they didn&... read more

  7. FIT
    lift stuff 00:25

    have an appointment for some physio loving on thursday morning. This will be good, my hamstring could use it!

  8. RUN
    Wet. 5.94 mi 00:52 08:40 pace

    Took it nice and easy out there. Rainy, slushy, icy. It seems pretty cruel to be wearing my spikes in the middle of April, but what are you gonna do? Cry about it?


  9. RUN
    good Nope 7.09 mi 01:01 08:38 pace

    Windy. Cold. Bleh.
    I had nothing.
    And I gave, well, next to nothing.
    Last week. I felt like I kicked every run's ass. And this week every run kicked my ass.
    So, we're even Ste... read more

    • Allen

      Hang in there Barb, next week will be better!

      7 days ago Like

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    • Melissa T.
      Melissa T.

      Looks like a great run even though it may not have felt it! You’ll be feeling more yourself if you do a little less while the immune system is still on the up and up. Kudos for the efforts while still healing!!

      7 days ago Like

    • T-Monsta

      Some weeks you’re the bug, some the windshield. Get on it this week!

      6 days ago Like1 person

  10. VELO
    rainy commute 6 km

    picked up my new bike!! :D

  11. RUN
    Meander. 8 mi 01:08 08:30 pace

    Supposed to be between 8 and 8:15/mi but I was super tired today and I just kind of gave up mid way. Sorry.
    More wildlife fun though - The Ottawa Turkey was back in action causing general mayhem du... read more

    • Rob

      Sheesh quitter, you only managed an 8:30? ;-) Rest up and get after it tomorrow.

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Still a good workout, Barb.

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Sorry you scared the bird! We have them all over the place down here, but I saw an item about the Ottawa Turkey on the news feed the other day! As for your run, you did fine anyway.

      8 days ago Like

    • Allen

      Nice one Barb. It's the bad ones that make the others great!

      8 days ago Like

  12. VELO
    good Commute and meander 16.96 mi

    Saw my first Heron of the season yesterday. Woo!
    Froze my toes and fingers this morning riding.
    Spring is such a joke.

  13. RUN
    40 minutes with Delores. 5.95 mi 01:00 10:03 pace

    some sloooow hillz on Delores this morning. Still not 100% up to snuff, so I only managed to do 22 repeats in my 40 minute time. Although, I guess these were actually slightly longer than last week... read more

    • Allen

      Only 22 repeats? I would have lost count once I got into the double digits.Great workout, Barb! Do you speak fluent geese?

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      After reading Allen's comment, I had to laugh. I am imagining you honking back at the big birds. They sound like definite a**holes and I hope you didn't slip on the green droppings. The St Patrick's Day race used to go through a section of paved trail that was dangerous with all the goose poose. Anyway, good hill work!

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Great hillz, Barb, in spite of the asshole geese! :)

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Elizabeth Z.
      Elizabeth Z.

      super hill work!

      9 days ago Like1 person

  14. RUN
    Testing. testing... 5 mi 00:44 08:50 pace

    2 full days in bed. Today I feel pretty good. Still a bit off in the stomach, but the legs felt much better, so I thought I'd try my easy miles on the schedule today.
    I'm super sad... read more

    • Rob

      Welcome back to the land of the living ... well, running! Glad you're ok. On my run this morning I passed a street sign that I thought said "Delores". I was totally going to take a picture for you. But it turned out to be something boring that I've already forgotten!

      11 days ago Like1 person

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Glad you're felling better, Barb!

      11 days ago Like

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Great 5 for coming off an illness! Glad you are feeling better.

      11 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Pace 6.32 mi 00:48 07:38 pace

    Wow. That was a heck of a run.
    I really wanted to nail my Friday/Saturday runs this week. I got out later than I expected, but the wind was damn fierce and the cold was still there. But you could ... read more

  16. RUN
    30 seconds off pace 9.5 mi 01:18 08:10 pace

    Low end of the pace spectrum this morning.
    I think the answer to the question: are you still tired from running up and down that hill TWENTY FOUR TIMES is YES.

    Went searching for the long meanderi... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      More hillz? Excellent work, Barb! You need to come down here-- you'd be ready for a race day temperature spike!

      15 days ago Like1 person

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    • Allen

      Heading for the hills again? WTG!

      15 days ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Oh, snow tonight? I hope we get some here. I haven't had any darn snow to speak of since my leg healed. It's killing me. I missed all the fun this winter.... anyway, sounds like you did some good training today Barb!

      15 days ago Like

  17. FIT
    good Lift stuff

    A good 45 mins on my day off.
    I admit I wasn't too sad it was my rest day today because it was - 20c windchill out there!
    This is quite the spring weather we're having.

  18. RUN
    Delores. 5.3 mi

    Coach T called for FORTY minutes on Delores.
    To make it even more fun we got a snow/slush dump and Delores was basically a slush puddle and I ran as if in perpetual soakers. ... read more