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  • 28 miles
  • 01:17 time
  • 1472 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. VELO
    good commuters 6 mi

    Skool. Groceries. Remember when I wasn't sure I would ever feel comfy balancing groceries on my handle bars with the new bike and L on the back? That has passed. ;)

    Calves feel a little les... read more

  2. RUN
    tired recovery. no peeking. 5 mi 00:44 08:41 pace

    Meh. This was supposed to be a watchless run at 80% effort, but it's 2091230945 degrees C, and then add on the humidity and you may as well just forget it.
    Anyway. So 80% felt like this today.... read more

    • Marina

      Wow, it's HOT in Ottawa! :) Yeah, humid here too, I was soaked when I got home. Nice moving here sistah. Your "recovery" is my "gonna die" pace. I can't even.

      about 14 hours ago Like1 person

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    • T-Monsta

      Nice thing about 80% is that it's 80% of what you've got on tap. Nicely done, B

      about 9 hours ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      I figured on the 80% thing. But I usually think of it as 80% of race pace. ;) thankfully the humidity kept me from blowing it.

      about 7 hours ago Like

  3. VELO
    leo bike miles 12.5 mi

    L passed right out when I picked him up from skool, so I decided to just keep riding. I meandered around the path and looped back slowly, giving him an hour nap on the bike. Poor kid wore himself o... read more

    • Erin V.
      Erin V.

      Do you run in minimalist shoes?

      1 day ago Like

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Lovely bike miles, Barb!

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Erin - I run in Newtons Distance - they have a heel drop of 2mm. I don't know if that classifies as minimalist anymore... (I just mean since people seem to argue about what minimalist is...0 drop? 1 mm? barefeet? ;) ). But I have been running in the same shoes/model for 5 years now. I love them. :)

      about 14 hours ago Like

  4. RUN
    tired Ascending Ladder 4.09 mi 00:34 08:15 pace

    Ooof. Coach T shows no mercy! Ascending ladder today. 1/2/3/4/5 with 1 minute recovery (plus a mile warm up and like .7 of a mile cool down because I ran out of time...)
    This hurt. A lot. All over.... read more

  5. VELO
    recovery ride 10.5 mi

    I was up at 3:30 and couldn't get back to sleep...then L was up at 4:20 and he couldn't get back to sleep, so I was up half the night, and P took pity on me and took L for a swim...and I ... read more

    • Marina

      Ah, bein' a mom... it never stops! Glad you got some "you" time... and you did something you would enjoy. Hope you get a nap today. Maybe you can crash with L. That's what I used to do with J., usually it was 4 o'clock, I'd fall asleep while watching Oprah. :)

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Megan R.
      Megan R.

      Hopefully you'll have a nice restful nights sleep along with everyone in your household! Nice therapy miles :)

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Mari S.
      Mari S.

      Aw, sucks about the sleep. Nice to see you discovered something on your trek out. That's always fun!

      2 days ago Like1 person

  6. RUN
    good Bridge Loops. Tempo Pace. 9 mi 01:13 08:06 pace

    Bam. Nailed it.
    Did some loops of the hilly circle of Parliament with two bridges, giving me lovely downward trajectories and hill climbs (They don't call it Parliament HILL for nothing, peop... read more

  7. Shared Photo

    Post-birthday picture. Think of it either as belated post or a pre-post for 'merica's july 4th. ;) Either way...that kid is 3! What? How did that happen?

  8. VELO
    swapped 12 mi

    I swapped my easy run for an easy ride because I had to make a stop before work to pick up a card for mine and P's anniversary this weekend - 15 years! damn! ;)
    This errand plus the fact that ... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Nice errand ride, Barb-- and good to give your legs a little break! Happy Anniversary!

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Vera L. Cheers

      Awwwww. What a great week for you guys.... L's bday and your anniversary!

      4 days ago

  9. RUN
    14xhills for breakfast. 4.11 mi 00:40 09:43 pace

    Yesterday's hillz today because yesterday was Leo's 3rd birthday and there was basically no way I was getting away from him at any point to run hills. This was the first birthday I think ... read more

    • Marina

      Ha! I guess you weren't the only one who complained! That's great! Also, Happy Birthday to Leo! THREE! Where did the time go? Happy birthing day to you, too, Mama. Looks like a great hill sesh today!

      6 days ago Like1 person

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Way to devour those hillz, Barb!

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      thanks peeps! i keep meaning to post a birthday picture of him...but things have just been insanely busy...eesh.

      5 days ago Like

  10. VELO
    commuters 15 mi

    skool and work rides, museum antics x 2, and to return a printer cartridge that i didn't need to return, i just forgot how to use it. ha. whoops!

  11. FIT

    push ups, planks, side planks, lunges, sumo squats, dips, single leg glute bridges, bird dogs.

  12. RUN
    no peeking! 5.22 mi

    Coach T called for a 5 mile run with no watch.
    What? Gah. No watch? No checking pace or time? Eesh. Okay.........
    Watch only showed distance, and I just ran. I couldn't help but peek when I wa... read more

    • Michael L.

      Can't do it. The most unplugged I like to run is without headphones. Nicely done.

      8 days ago Like2 people

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    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      It's funny because this is how I started running. I would map a route out with walkjogrun and then I'd go run it with a stop watch. Hit START when I started, and STOP when I finished. I had no concept of how fast or slow I was going, I was just going. But, this was also before I was really obsessed with time. ;)

      6 days ago Like2 people

    • Marina

      That's what I used to do. With a regular watch, and then I'd plug in the numbers here and it would just calculate my overall pace. Nothing wrong with that, I think! :)

      6 days ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    great 13x30/30s. Or, wheeeeee! spri... 3.94 mi 00:33 08:20 pace

    This was so much fun. I love these! Coach T called for w/u and then 12x30/30 HARD then a c/d.
    Capitalization on the word "hard" led me to believe he really meant it, so I did my best to k... read more

  14. RUN
    tired Long Tempo... 8.74 mi 01:13 08:22 pace

    P took L to see the dragon boat racing this morning, and since we're not supposed to see my parents until 10ish I decided to squeeze in my longish tempo work.
    Aim was between 7:55 and 8:16/mi ... read more

  15. VELO
    Around the block... 18.5 mi

    Commuting the long way to the doctor's office, then a couple of errands, then to pick up L.
    Saw the Heron hiding in the little "island" on the canal so I stopped to admire him at one... read more

  16. VELO
    good commuters 6 mi

    Skool. Work. L haircut.
    Also realized that come Sunday there are only 12 weeks until army run. Whoops.
    Hoping coach t is willing to whip me back into shape for fall...time to get serious again!

  17. RUN
    morning quickie 3.62 mi 00:28 07:41 pace

    I somehow managed to not have enough I did a little progressive to keep things interesting and manage my time.
    7:59/7:32/7:29 with the first half mile @ 8:15 and the last half mile at 7:4... read more

  18. VELO
    played a little hooky... 10 mi

    Work was slow, and all the data was processed quickly, so when the other dude showed up I said I had an errand to run and he could have the computer. (There are 3 computers but 4 of us currently wo... read more

  19. RUN
    12xhillz for breakfast 4 mi 00:37 09:07 pace

    I think I've gotten 8 hours sleep in the last 2 days, so this wasn't the prettiest thing ever, but I had to do something to clear away the cobwebs. 1 mile warm up, 2 miles of hills (12 sp... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      oh barb, congratulations on the invitation! this is great! the lack of sleep might be worth it. now i hope you can get much more rest in the coming days...

      14 days ago Like1 person

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    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Patty -that's funny because I have no idea what i say half the time anyway. ;)

      13 days ago Like

    • Marina

      Awesome stuff, Barb! That's GREAT! I knew your PhD topic and yes, VERY IMPORTANT stuff that needs attention - so kudos for being passionate about it, we need to infuse that passion into the general populace. Oh. ANd hillz for breakie are great too!

      13 days ago Like1 person