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  • 54 miles
  • 02:36 time
  • 2924 calories
  • 13 workouts
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  1. RUN
    good easypeasy 5.3 mi 00:47 08:49 pace

    Just runnin' and doin' some errands along the way (best way to keep me from running too fast and into taper mode). Picked up 2 honeystingers, a pair of compression socks for the car ride,... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Easy running, getting errands done, and scoring some sweet gear-- it's all good!

      about 19 hours ago Like

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Nice multi-tasking run.

      about 9 hours ago Like

    • Vera L.

      I love that 8:50 is feeling easy for you! Nice taper run today!

      about 9 hours ago Like

    • Sarah M.
      Sarah M.

      easypeasylemonsqueezy....great work!

      about 2 hours ago Like

  2. VELO
    Herons 6 km

    In the span of 4 kms I saw not one, not two, but THREE herons on the canal. The first 2 were standing stoic in the middle of the canal, separated by 3 kms distance. the 3rd was beginning to take fl... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      Then the heron is absolutely your spirit animal. Gosh aren't they gorgeous? So fluid and graceful. There is one or maybe a few that live near Walden and sometimes in early morning swims they swoop low over the water. Just brings immediate peace and focus. So happy to read this. Thanks!

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      So very cool to see three today, Barb!

      2 days ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    great "This is easy" 5 mi 00:39 07:50 pace

    Coach T said that if my hip was feeling good I could do race pace either Friday or Saturday. I chose today because A) my hip is feeling good and B) I thought this could take the pressure off tomorr... read more

    • Kate T.
      Kate T.

      Love it. Great mantra! I may pirate it. And clearly it's working for you cuz lookit that pace!! Awesome work!

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • Dana

      Isn't it crazy how huge of an effect the brain/your thoughts can have on a run? Mind over matter. Literally. Another technique I like using (when I remember) is to try to dissociate my mind from my body during a run. Whatever the body is feeling I try to evaluate in a clinical (almost 3rd person) manner to adjust my form/breathing/etc. Also works wonders.

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @dana - will have to try that. i feel like i speak to my brain as an out of body objective view. 'it's cool brain. the body is fine, don't worry!' or something like that...i will try it with form, which deteriorates when the going gets tough...

      1 day ago Like

  4. VELO
    slacker day bike miles 10 km

    just some commuting.
    feeling tired. throat is a little better, but the nose is now going...at least the cold is now and not next week....

  5. VELO
    wee commuter 5 km

    quick ride to grab some mile and zinc lozenges. i've had just about enough of this cold...

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Errands and commuter-- nice bike miles!

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Marina
      Marina

      Josie caught something and it's hooorrrible. Feel for ya Barb, I hope you can get rid of it soon!

      3 days ago Like

  6. VELO
    good errands 11.5 mi

    All over the place. :) up the big hill on Carling, it was oddly satisfying. Hip seems okayish after this morning's moderate effort turned progressive. :)

  7. RUN
    injured oopsies... 4.98 mi 00:42 08:21 pace

    during the 1st mile i was feeling pretty good, and I noticed that my watch is still programed to give a lap pace every 800 meters...and then I remember it was Wednesday, the scene of either hill re... read more

  8. FIT
    thisandthat

    push ups, planks, donkey kicks, glute bridge holds, bicycles, dips, squats, sumo squats, pallof press
    i have to say, after getting back to these sessions even for only a week or so and you can alre... read more

    • Vera L.

      I'm seeing quick results with those DailyBurn sessions I'm doing too Barb. I can totally relate. Hope the hip is feeling better! Great work today!

      5 days ago Like1 person

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Great progress!

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @vera- i can imagine! @megan- nice! it always pays to do this kind of stuff...i hadn't slacked there for a few weeks i probably wouldn't be dealing with this hip. :\

      4 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    injured testingtesting 3.2 mi 00:29 09:00 pace

    So there's zero pain while I bike, but as soon as my left hit foots the ground into a run the hip goes "WHAT!ARE!YOU!DOING!?!" and the slower the pace, the more it hurts. I still aim... read more

    • Michael L.

      Fortunately it's almost taper time, so you've done the hard work. Hope the hip improves, and pay attention to your coach!

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Marina
      Marina

      Hrm, well geez! Get better, wouldya!? I agree with Michael, the work is done, right? So taper around the corner means more rest which might just do the trick. Hang in there chicka.

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Bummer. Just focus on healing, even if you have to skip some runs. This close to the race, you won't lose much, and on race day, hurting more at a slower pace won't be a problem! :)

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Emma I.
      Emma I.

      Rest? At this point maybe stick to biking for a few days to see if you can get it to 100%?

      5 days ago Like1 person

  10. VELO
    w/u and c/d 4 mi

    took l to skool, and then did the run, and then biked to the bookstore to pick up the new Christopher McDougall book! But I am not allowed to read it until I finish my taxes. That's my bribe t... read more

    • Marina
      Marina

      I catalogued that sucker the other day and honestly.. I thought it would be more about running. Tell me what you think, though -- I was kind of disappointed when I saw it.

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Nice bike miles, Barb! That bribe is great incentive!

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @marina - i will let you know. i thought it looked like it had a lot to do with running...? endurance anyway. i dunno we'll see. :)

      4 days ago Like

  11. VELO
    wee bike 6 mi

    that's it?!
    well. it was rainy and awful and I have a sore throat (again?! sure again. L's nose is dripping gross colours and he loves to give sloppy kisses. seriously, kid. back off. i h... read more

    • Marina
      Marina

      Good stuff Barb! WASH YOUR HANDS AND FACE AT ALL TIMES. LOL.

      6 days ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Ah, the joys of young children-- they are so good at catching every bug that comes around, and bringing them home to mom! :)
      Caution is the way to do it-- you can't go too easy in the last two weeks!

      6 days ago Like

    • Allen

      Hope your hip gets better.

      6 days ago Like

  12. FIT
    thisandthat

    planks, side planks, push ups, bird dogs, glute bridges, single leg glute bridges, single leg dead lifts, clamshells, leg lifts, knee to elbow, lunges.

    hip pain level...minimal.
    woot!

  13. RUN
    longrun part 2 4 mi 00:39 09:45 pace

    totally different run.
    i slowed down, and then it was like my body said "whatdidyoudotous?!" isn't it weird how that can happen? you'd have thought that I'd slow down and i... read more

  14. RUN
    injured long run part 1 :) 6 mi 00:48 08:00 pace

    BAM!
    Why won't DM let me pick "good" and "injured" for how did you feel? ;)
    Okay. Originally Coach T had today listed at 12 miles, with no pace. Which means, just run, ha... read more

  15. VELO
    good Leo bike miles 3 km

    P needed wine. :)

  16. FIT
    good this and that

    Planks, lunges, side planks, sumo squats, clamshells with band, leg lifts with band, knee to elbow with band, push ups, dips, bird dogs, donkey kicks.

    Hip pain, be gone......please? Hmph.

  17. VELO
    good recovery? 9 mi

    There was no data at work and I waited around through 4 Mindy project episodes and then called it a day and took the bike for a spin in the sun. Nothing fancy, just meandering and admiring the sky ... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Meandering and admiring nature are great ways to spend an afternoon! :)

      9 days ago Like