7564 total / 567 in 2014

Recently: Marathon. Drop 10k pace to under 51 mins (50:08). Sub 2hr 1/2M (1:51:07)! In the near future: sub 50 min 10k, break 1:50 1/2m. Fall 2014 marathon #2.

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  • 34 miles
  • 02:46 time
  • 2707 calories
  • 7 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    easypeasy 4.14 mi 00:38 09:09 pace

    lollygagged around the canal. saw some new ducks! Couple of pairs of Mergansers. Nice! So used to just seeing Geese and Mallards it was a treat. At first I thought it was a Loon and I almost lost i... read more

  2. walk
    Leo miles 14 km

    yesterday and today. daycare pick up X 2 and groceries X 2. and a walk along the canal. that'll be it for today...trying to figure out if tomorrow will be a super-easy run or a bicycle ride in... read more

  3. RUN
    great wheeeeee! 5 mi 00:39 07:45 pace

    Pace miles on the menu this morning. I swear I started off really trying to just get to my race pace and stick with that, but I blame the new shooz! They're so light and airy and fresh and won... read more

    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      hurray for new shoes!

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • Dana

      Nope. It's not the new shooz. It's the new Barb. She's wicked fast!

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      Thanks Dana. The Barb that started running 6 years ago never dreamed of 7 minute's strange to have the confidence to just own them. Does that make sense? Anyway. I should stop being self's not an attractive quality. ;)

      1 day ago Like

  4. RUN
    good They're not just shoes. Or, Y... 5.63 mi 00:45 08:01 pace

    First, the run. Then the shooz.
    Yesterday I skipped my ladder to give myself a day to mend the cold. It's totally not gone, but whatever. It's a cold. I'll live. Right? I did everyth... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      6:22 is FLYING. fun? yeah, you gotta keep those shoes! what a match you all are, those are some major milestones and you've been through some harsh and celebratory realities. such a sweet reflection… time to build some new stories! (and not to take away from the moment, it's not the shoes, it's you and your true ability to run 7 minute miles)

      3 days ago Like

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    • William R.

      some sweetness there for sure.

      3 days ago Like

    • Anurag S.

      That was a great eulogy. Nice run!

      2 days ago Like

  5. walk
    Leo miles 4 km

    took the day off to let myself fight the cold i picked up from Leo....
    my shooz came...but the buzzer number downstairs is connected Pat's last name and not they didn't deliver... read more

  6. walk
    leo miles 4 km

    ruhroh. something is brewing in my throat. time for some fire water.

  7. RUN
    easy loop. 5.06 mi 00:44 08:41 pace

    easy run on the menu today.
    Coach T wants me to try to add an extra mile to everything this week.
    I'm pretty sure he's trying to turn my legs into complete mush.
    I'm tired. ugh. Stil... read more

  8. walk
    Leo miles 4 km

    just some leo miles today.
    kid woke up early from his nap because he's sick and wanted to nap the rest of the time with mama, so recovery run didn't happen...i figure that's alright ... read more

  9. VELO
    Birthday Bicycle Ride. 8 km

    lil spin around the market and across the bridge with thepat and king leo.
    nothing fancy. which was good because my legs didn't have much left in me after this morning's run...but i'... read more

  10. RUN
    tired Birthday Pace Run. 12 mi 01:37 08:05 pace

    For my birthday I asked for 2 things: 1) My long run in the sunshine and 2) A bicycle ride for recovery with my cutie pie and King Leo.
    So this was my birthday run. Happy Birthday, Barbara. You are... read more

  11. walk
    Leo miles 7 km

    it was a rest day today, so just the usual miles with The King and a couple with The Pat. Tomorrow I'm taking another crack at the 3@8:15/mi, 3@8:05/mi 6@7:55/mi....
    I'm feeling optimisti... read more

  12. walk
    Leo miles 4 km

    blah. i'm exhausted. combo womanthing and today's run = zzzzzz. lousy tv and bed please.

  13. RUN
    Pace miles. 4 mi 00:30 07:36 pace

    4 miles at race pace on the menu this morning.
    I'm betting Coach T meant half marathon race pace, but I appear to be incapable of running that. I'm either too fast or ... read more

  14. WOW. I just took an AMAZING fall on the CONCRETE and TITLE steps at work and landed on my knee. holy eff. it hurts like a mofo. best part: NO ICE anywhere. awesome!!

  15. RUN
    good Ladder Work. 6.6 mi 00:55 08:19 pace

    Yesterday was a no good horrible very bad day. However, I did "win the internet", according to 51feetunder (who briefly showed his real face yesterday. wild. for confirmation of how I won... read more

    • Kate T.
      Kate T.

      YAY!!! Glad that mood didn't linger. AWESOME work. Oh and btw - the other high point from yesterday is that you totally made many of our day with your angry unsuccessful posts trying to encourage me out of my own mood. Even if they weren't supposed to be funny. :D

      10 days ago Like1 person

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    • Kai

      MMA Cross training with Leo! Sounds crazy!

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      T - I think there's something mentally interesting about running for time - my brain says "meh it's only X minute(s), go for it!" Whereas with miles my brain says "it's only x miles left, hang on!!" y'know? anyway. always happy to make ya proud. :)

      10 days ago Like1 person

  16. walk
    Leo miles 6 km

    out and aboot.

  17. RUN
    Leo stroller run 4 mi

    I let theKing decide which directions we should go. He's about as indecisive as I am!
    This run also included a brief walk wherein Leo insisted (READ: screamed, twisted, repeatedly signed &quo... read more

  18. VELO
    good Bicycle! 6 mi 00:30 12.0mph pace

    Waiting for orders from Coach T for the week I went for a quick but easy recovery spin on the Canal path/treadmill.
    Lovely outside! Saw Geese flying over head, my first Robin for the spr... read more