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  • 14 miles
  • 02:40 time
  • 1533 calories
  • 5 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. swim
    50 meter pool again! 1150 m 00:38 53:49 pace

    all i want for xmas and hanukkah are some damn lessons so someone can help me with my stroke. :)

    • Marina

      Do it! Get some lessons! I have thought for awhile that I should, too. Minimal cost at the Y, since I'm a member, I dunno what is stopping me.

      about 17 hours ago Like1 person

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    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Or, you could try using a floatie board (dunno the correct name) to make yourself learn how to kick, and use a pull buoy (I think that's what they call the thing you hold between your knees) to practice your arms! Then you can get faster on your own.

      about 13 hours ago Like

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      WTG Barb!

      about 12 hours ago Like

  2. FIT
    good Lift stuff!

    Xting day in the official menu...but this is just the usual weights stuff. The real xting will be later when I "swim". ;)

  3. RUN
    hillz! 3.99 mi 00:43 10:41 pace

    12xhillz + one to grow on! As per new training cycle tradition, added a 13th hill for good luck. ;)
    snowy and icy on my hill today, which meant it was very quiet. i saw 2 bikes go by but otherwise ... read more

  4. RUN
    easypeasy 5.03 mi 00:44 08:39 pace

    easy peasy on the menu today. followed orders! which was easy to do since my previous interval run was a mere 12 hours prior. almost like doing doubles. ;)
    i had to pick up some advil for P at the ... read more

  5. RUN
    12x60/30s! 4.37 mi 00:36 08:07 pace

    mile warm up, 12x60 seconds fast as you can, 30 seconds recovery, mile cool down.
    Coach T ain't foolin' around. ;) Quite the start to the new cycle.
    Joker laid out the weekly plain the em... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Great stuff, so you're over your cold and you're back at it! I find curried lentils actually are the best possible carb loading, I wasn't expecting that -- until I found this out, I was eating only peanut butter sandwiches, apples and bananas before races, to avoid digestive upset. Now I can ditch the peanut butter and bread, and still have the fruit. Anyway, I'm envious that you are able to do these intervals, with nice young legs! Go for it!

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Michael L.

      Ouch - serious intervals! Especially the fact that there were 12 of them ... must've gotten pretty painful around number 10. I saw your pace graphs on Strava - mighty impressive.

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      yeah...they hurt! but, y'know, gotta start somewhere! ;) and thank you! they were not my best intervals by any means, but it was nice to see i could hang on for them. a few were in some slippery snow, so that wasn't helpful for speed ;)

      3 days ago Like1 person

  6. FIT
    good Lift some more stuff

    Training starts tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!
    Having been out of an official cycle since JUNE and I am really excited to get back to some structure. I haven't gone thinking between training cycles since... read more

  7. FIT
    Lift stuff. 00:30

    you have no idea how hard it was for me to not put on my running clothes and shoes and go outside to enjoy this spring weather! gah. damn you strep throat!
    i know i have to be patient and keep the ... read more

  8. VELO
    good Commutes 6 mi

    L to the dentist.
    Got an email from the doctor, she did a swab for strep throat just in case, even though it didn't look like I had it, but turns out I do! So, that explains the sore throat t... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Great news! Though, strep throat can be a real problem. Apparently it's getting more and more resistant to antibiotics, so be sure to take all your meds, never miss any!

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Stephanie C.
      Stephanie C.

      Glad you have a diagnosis. Strep is SO weird, and can present in such different ways. Glad the doc was keen enough to suggest the test. My son once went in with only hives (all over his body, mind you) and the doc did a strep test - ding ding ding! Now, get on your meds, rest a bit, hydrate and get back at it sista! :)

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Stephanie - that is very odd! i would not have expected strep to be the cause of hives! i was glad we did the test for good measure. i must say i was unconvinced when she said she didn't think it was because the pain was localized to one side of my throat, which doesn't usually happen with a cold. anyway. mending! :)

      7 days ago Like

  9. FIT
    tabata 00:20

    saw the doctor yesterday and she was all, ah, mebbe you should slow down a little for the rest of the week so you can get better? ah...maybe........okay. fine.
    so no run yesterday.
    just some weight... read more

  10. RUN
    Lollygagging around. 5.01 mi 00:44 08:44 pace

    Tired...sore throat. WTF. This virus just keeps on giving. So I lollygagged around the canal....Trying to keep from getting too fast so I didn't inhale too much cold air into my throat...
    meh.... read more

  11. RUN
    meh 5 mi 00:40 07:54 pace

    Wasn't feelin' it today.
    30 seconds off half marathon goal pace with the last half mile at goal pace.
    Oddly the last half mile felt the best...

  12. RUN
    Hillz with L, in the snow. 4.79 mi 00:54 11:22 pace

    Slow going hill repeats in the snow with Leo and the stroller. After 3 he was bored, somehow I managed to get him to contend with 3 more...but that was a feat in and of itself in many ways since he... read more

  13. FIT
    lift stuff 00:20

    while the kid whined a cut it short...nothing takes the get up and go out of a weights workout like a whining kid...

  14. RUN
    12x30/30s 3.81 mi 00:29 07:42 pace

    Yesterday's sprints today.
    Got out when P got home. L is still sick...
    Managed some decent sprints in the dark! Path was pretty clear in terms of ice and snow, a few rough patches here and ... read more

  15. FIT
    good More lifting 00:50

    Home with L, who is still sick. So...more weights while we watch the snow fly...

  16. FIT
    good Lift stuff 00:25

    Chip guilt. :/
    Damn P for bringing them into the house.

  17. RUN
    good Easy miles in the snow 6.21 mi 00:51 08:15 pace

    Snow and sleet.
    Bring it on, Winter!

  18. swim
    Slow Fish: 50 meter pool edition 1000 m 00:35 56:42 pace

    Walked out to the pool deck to find the pool was set for 50 meter laps instead of 25 meter laps. I've never done 50 meter laps before, so I had a mild panic attack while walking over to take o... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      I'm impressed! I only swam 50m pool length once, in Europe (never seen one here yet) and it seemed endless the first few laps but then I got the hang of it. Anyway, congrats on another milestone (so to speak) in your swimming experience!

      22 days ago Like1 person

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    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Good work in the pool Barb!

      21 days ago Like

    • Marina

      Your internal dialogue cracks me up! Nice swimmies, Ms. Fish!

      21 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    12xhillz for breakfast 4.06 mi 00:35 08:36 pace

    Yesterday's hills today. :) Beat the bikes was fun today. I felt like I actually had some oomph on the hill today. The last few hills days I've just kind of done them with no as much real... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Snow is forecast for my race day! I hope it's not going to be too lousy a drive there and too slippery on the trail! Sounds like a good fun run today on your hill!

      22 days ago Like1 person

    • Colleen M.
      Colleen M.

      Awesome hills! Yes downhill is hard for me. Snow here on Sunday, just in time for my last local XC race!

      22 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Great hillz today, Barb! Stay away, snow!

      22 days ago Like1 person

    • Freddy O.
      Freddy O.

      Very nice, Barb! Can't say the word snow pops up in my vocabulary much lately hehe. :D

      20 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    12x30/30s in the misty rain. 3.57 mi 00:29 08:09 pace

    Meh. Some shitty sprints after a shitty sleep.
    Too tired to try harder. :P
    I need some extra sleep tonight...or actually what I need is a kid who has some extra sleep so I can get some too.

    Happy... read more

    • Pope Jan
      Pope Jan

      I'd like to be able to "blame" the popelets for my insomnia, but since they're 13 and 16, they don't keep me up any more.

      23 days ago Like1 person

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    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      1 am!?!?!?! Geez, the problems are worse than I thought! :)

      22 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      yep! :) sometimes i dream about when he's a teenager and i won't be able to get him out of bed. i plan on renting a trumpet to blast him awake as pay back for all the sleepless nights. :D

      21 days ago Like1 person