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  • 4 miles
  • 00:38 time
  • 398 calories
  • 1 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    Ladder. Again. 4.4 mi 00:38 08:38 pace

    1/2/3/4/5 with 1 min recoveries.
    35C outside. Too hot. Again.
    Lame intervals in the 7:50/mi range.
    Coach T emailed to tell me to go by feel in the heat, and whatever 80% is in the heat is 80% in t... read more

  2. FIT
    Lift Stuff 00:30

    Rest day, so I made sure I got this work in.
    MT gave me some new exercises for my core.
    I dare you to go get your feet on a ball in a plank position and then lift up 1 foot at a time and try not to... read more

    • Larry

      That sounds really hard. I am working on getting my core in better shape too. It ain't easy!

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Good work! Tough.

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Nice liftin'!

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Larry - dude. It's *terrible*. When the MT asked how it was going this week I laughed and told her it was comical bc I can *barely* lift my leg at all. She said to keep going and it'll come eventually....if you want I can email you a link to a google docs file with the exercises she "prescribed" for me. They're quite good. But include everyone's favourite: Bird Dogs. Which, when you do them properly suck. ugh.

      about 12 hours ago Like

  3. RUN
    yesterday 5.9 mi 00:53 08:58 pace

    supposed to be a 30 seconds off goal pace.
    died after the first mile or so. too hot.
    no zip.
    gave up and just ran for the mileage, and even then I couldn't muster up the energy for t... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Well, I have noticed that practising in the heat tends to adapt you to running in the heat. Well done!

      1 day ago Like

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Good effort in the heat Barb.

      1 day ago Like

  4. RUN
    Hot as hell meander 6.04 mi 00:52 08:36 pace

    Too hot.
    I wanted this to be in the early morning, but L woke up at 2am and didn't get back to sleep until 4, so a 4:45AM alarm was NOT happening. So I pushed this until after a massage... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      What a pain! My parents made me stay in my own bed if I woke in the night. They pointed out quite reasonably that they had responsibilities that required that they get sufficient rest and my contribution, if I could not help, was not to interfere with that.

      3 days ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Sorry i'm not giving you advice, seriously, just reminiscing. If it helps you, good, but that was not my thought when I told this story. It just came back to me is all.

      3 days ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Tough run after a rough night.

      3 days ago Like

  5. VELO
    Commuting 34.22 mi

    Yesterday and today commuting miles.

  6. VELO
    good Commutes 17.5 mi

    So tired.

  7. FIT
    Lift Stuff 00:20

    Quick session before a shower and then rushing around like a mad woman to get L off to camp for the day...
    A much more pleasant commute this morning because A) it wasn't blazing hot and B) he ... read more

  8. RUN
    Delores 3.72 mi 00:38 10:06 pace

    12 x hills while the sun rose.
    Delores in the cool shade.
    Nice way to start the day.
    Family of Geese were around with some babies, but they were on the other side of the locks so I couldn't... read more

  9. VELO
    Commuting 17.79 mi

    Camp commuting. Work commuting.
    Gonna be a long summer.......

  10. RUN
    Yesterday's ladder. 3.96 mi 00:34 08:31 pace

    Turns out 3pm is a bad time to go out for your ascending ladder work because it's 33C and super gross.
    I made it through 1/2/3 minute segments with 1 minute recoveries and half way through the... read more

  11. FIT
  12. RUN
    good Today 6.01 mi 00:48 07:54 pace

    Still cooler and less wind. Much more pleasant.
    Hamstring find. Seem my right quad is cranky tho. No idea why.

  13. RUN
    good Yesterday 5.98 mi 00:50 08:17 pace

    Cooler weather replaced with a wall of wind I couldn't fight in the last two miles.

  14. RUN
    hillz 3.82 mi 00:38 10:04 pace

    12XDelores this morning.
    Later than I wanted to get out because my 2am Kid Alarm went off. Then it went off again at 3AM and it tossed and turned until 4am. So I slept until 6:45, then hustled out ... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Is that what they were doing? Sorry to hear about the rotten sleep. Could it be something he ate yesterday? I noticed some foods cause disrupted sleep. Good work in the heat!

      13 days ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Great hill work today, Barb! Fortunate to have that shade!

      12 days ago Like

  15. FIT
    good Lift stuff

    Been 2 weeks since I saw that massage therapist and my core is already in much better shape. Hamstring is barely making any noises and I can hold many of the things she showed me for 10 to 20 secon... read more

  16. RUN
    good Meander 5.18 mi 00:44 08:30 pace

    Meander while the sun rose. A lovely display while I crossed the bridges. A great ball of orange fire.
    Cooler today. Only going up to 36C. Was still already 25C when I left at 5am...

  17. RUN
    good Yesterday sprints 3.54 mi 00:30 08:29 pace

    12x30/30s to kick off a new "Let's bangy head against the wall again for this damn running goal!" training cycle.
    40C when I went out to do this and lemme tell ya I'm impresse... read more

    • Rob

      Hah! Tuck and run and bang your head!

      14 days ago Like1 person

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    • Rob

      Where did the training cycle plans fall out? 10K? Half?

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Rob - half. I am putting my toe in for the half at the moment, as long as my leg continues to hold up. Though I do feel like a bit of a glutton for punishment...but that 1:40 keeps calling, and Coach T hasn't just flat out said "Stop it, B. You're outta yer mind" yet, so we continue. Though he has been feeding me my runs 1 at a time this week. Perhaps bc he's wary of how I am actually doing. I'm not sure....

      13 days ago Like

  18. RUN
    good Meander with the giant moon a... 5 mi 00:40 08:00 pace

    Lovely meander. Stepped outside and saw a giant moon hanging in the sky. Snapped a pic. Time stamp.4:59am. Ouch. But it's summer and my kid's camps start late, so it's time to get ou... read more

  19. RUN
    Today. 4.4 mi 00:36 08:04 pace

    More tucking and running.
    Lovely morning.
    Theoretically training starts next week. But I still haven't decided if it's for a 10k or a half...I probably should commit to one or the other.... read more

    • Rob

      Tuck and run! Glad it's working out so well for you. I'm going to have to start using that phrase myself (my also-bitchy left hammy responds favorably to the exact thing you're doing).

      20 days ago Like1 person

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    • Allen

      You are taking good care of yourself. There is no rush decide your distant yet. Get back into the rythm of training, then decide.

      20 days ago Like

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      WTG Barb.

      19 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    yesterday 5.47 mi 00:44 08:07 pace

    Tuck and run!
    Still working. :)