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  • 31 miles
  • 02:43 time
  • 2084 calories
  • 5 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. VELO
    Meander and Commute 10.6 mi

    Meander yesterday morning to watch the ducks. So many hooded mergansers on the canal right now! Much more than I can remember ever seeing in the last 4 years. They're so fancy.

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Great meander!

      about 9 hours ago Like

    • Pope Jan
      Pope Jan

      I have no idea what a merganser is, but I assume you can only see one if you meander. Which I don’t, so I don’t. Is it more like a heffalump or a yeti?

      about 8 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    1 min off verrrry optimistic ... 5.01 mi 00:38 07:35 pace

    -12C with the wind today, but bright and sunny. Huzzah!
    I think the recovery run and rest day yesterday were helpful to the zip in my step today.
    Took a spin along the canal to admire the migratin... read more

    • Allen

      Great eight! Great pace!

      about 11 hours ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      What a fast run! And the ducks. I love ducks. (Come to think of it, lord love a duck... ) When you are swimming in the lake, friendly ducks will come paddling around you if you do it right. Love ducks. Anyway, a great run.

      about 9 hours ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Zoooooommmm! Speedy pace run, Barb!

      about 3 hours ago Like

  3. RUN
    Nope. 5 mi 00:45 09:00 pace

    I was supposed to do 6x800m progressives, and I had grand plans for them last night, but my plans were thwarted at around 1am when my kid woke up and crawled into bed with me, thus disrupting the r... read more

  4. RUN
    1 min off optimistic 5k race ... 5.01 mi 00:39 07:42 pace

    Bridge loops after dropping L off at skool.
    Watched some crazy cars driving down Wellington and wondered why they hadn't put in a bike lane. The sidewalk area is huge, they could easily fit in... read more

  5. RUN
    Descending ladder 5.22 mi 00:41 07:51 pace

    Warmed up for 1 mile then 5/4/3/2/1 with 1 minute recoveries, and then cool down for 1.22 miles.
    5@ 7:23/mi

    A progressive ladder! :D
    We'll have work on... read more

    • Marmand

      So fast :)

      5 days ago Like

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    • Marmand
      Marmand Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      @Barb G. You already know that long races requires more time and more sacrifice.But family must have priority. Of course you are right. And short races are fun too :)

      5 days ago

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      A sub 3 hour marathon... yikes! A sub four, I think you can do, but as you say, family demands make it kind of unlikely for some time yet. Anyway, those are great ladder workouts.

      4 days ago Like1 person

  6. RUN
    Interesting.... 5.06 mi 00:39 07:37 pace

    Warmed up for a mile at around 1 min/mile off 5k pace, and then down to 30 seconds off 5k pace for 2.5 miles, then the last .5 miles of that I was supposed to surge for 15 seconds every minute, get... read more

  7. VELO
    commute 6 mi

    L to swimming.
    Ride home is in the dark now. We're lit up like a damn xmas tree in the hopes that no one will run us over. :P
    The same can't be said for many of my fellow runners, unfortu... read more

  8. RUN
    Not really... 5 mi 00:41 08:11 pace

    Tomorrow's run today.
    supposed to be 1 off pace, which would make it at least 8/mi, but better would be 7:45/mi. But I had no zip.
    It's supposed to be a rest day, but tomorrow morning I ... read more

    • Chris

      Sometimes life gets in the way. Even if it isn't the planned pace, it's better than having to skip it altogether.

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Nice work, Barb! Your schedule adjustment sounds logical. I did yesterday's run today!

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Allen

      This is all confusing, I think I would need a Wayback Machine to do what you did. ;) Nice run back to the future!

      8 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    Hillz 4.03 mi 00:36 08:57 pace

    Lovely fall day out there.
    Overcast again though...back to rain tomorrow...

  10. RUN
    1 min off a very optimistic 5... 5 mi 00:39 07:45 pace

    -2C this morning! Ice in the puddles!
    It's all downhill from here folks. ;)

    Just the bridge loop this morning after dropping L off at school.
    The sun has come out today, but it'll be go... read more

  11. RUN
    12x30/30 3.62 mi 00:29 07:55 pace

    I missed Coach T's email for the week by about...10 minutes. So I did 30/30s and he wanted a ladder. Merp.

    Ah well. I still had fun! ;)

  12. RUN
    good Comfy with surges 5.1 mi 00:41 08:06 pace

    5 miles with 15 second surges every minute.
    Supposed to be a comfy pace, I guess when not surging?
    There was a lot of thinking and watch looking to keep up. On the one hand, ugh math and running.... read more

  13. FIT
    Lift Stuff 00:20

    another quickie.

  14. RUN
    Morning Meander 6.45 mi 00:53 08:14 pace

    Coach T asked for 5 easy miles, but I tacked a bit more on...felt like it.
    Took an easy spin around the bridges after a meeting, trying to get out the "oh I wish I'd said this too!" ... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Yeah, I come out of meetings saying "Wish I hadn't said this, wish I'd said that, I'm a freaking idiot." Nice extra long run!

      14 days ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Great 5 plus!

      14 days ago Like

  15. FIT
    Lift Stuff 00:20

    this is actually from yesterday.
    went to bed early last night and got lots of sleep. but today is a rest rest I guess. ;)

  16. RUN
    800m progressives 5.01 mi 00:40 07:56 pace

    After a late night with L trick or treating, he woke up at 1AM and didn't go back to sleep until after 3:30AM. Then we woke up at 7:30, which meant we had 30 minutes to leave the house a... read more

  17. RUN
    1 off optimistic 5k race pace 5.05 mi 00:40 07:55 pace

    Coach said 1 minute off 5k race pace...goal is to get back down to sub 7s for 3.1 miles...been awhile since I've done that, so we'll see...
    I'd love to get down to 6:45/mi to crack 2... read more

  18. RUN
    12x30/30 3.48 mi 00:30 08:40 pace

    12x30/30s with warm up and cool down.
    This is from yesterday, where the winds were insane and it was pouring rain.
    Definitely not my fastest set of sprints!

  19. RUN
    Descending Ladder. 6.09 mi 00:48 07:55 pace

    5/4/3/2/1 with 1 minute recoveries + 1 mile warm up and 2+ miles cool down.
    Wanted to sub 7/mi the intervals and I did it. Averaged around 6:50/mi for the intervals. Had to work for the 3 minute on... read more