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  • 15 miles
  • 01:57 time
  • 1215 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. FYI: Dry needling is suuuuuuuuper weird! But my new physio person is aces. Needled both my legs (not just the one that's super sore), taped my foot, gave me extra tape until I can get out and ... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Yikes. Sounds like a version of acupuncture? I don't trust any of that stuff, but if you think it helped, then it helped (placebo effect). There was a big study of acupuncture to see if it worked and if the person thought they were getting it, even if they weren't, they thought they were feeling better. Anyway, whatever.

      about 11 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    More Pace. 5 mi 00:38 07:40 pace

    Super tired this morning, so there was no over zealous pace happening here, it was a get it done and don't be fancy about it kind of morning.
    The good news was that it felt better after the ha... read more

  3. RUN
    Meander. 5.19 mi 00:42 08:09 pace

    Ran at noon to optimize the sweat. Long sleeves and pants.
    Felt super jealous of everyone in their shorts and tanks. sigh.
    Felt parched the whole time AND had a side stitch. So perfect racing simul... read more

  4. RUN
    Name of the game this week: Pace 5 mi 00:36 07:15 pace

    I maaaaay have almost thrown up on my shoes at the half way point.
    I had to stop to fix my hair, it was all falling out of the stupid hairband so I slammed on the breaks to retie it and when I did ... read more

  5. RUN
    good Nailed it 6.1 mi 00:47 07:39 pace

    This was...draining.
    15 seconds/mile off goal pace was the ask. I delivered right in the zone (7:30-7:45/mi is the goal pace range).
    I opted for the canal path which has the advantage of m... read more

  6. RUN
    +2 2 mi 00:17 08:18 pace

    I tacked 2 miles on to the 8.
    Coach T told me not to.
    He told me to trust him. And I do, the man's a crazy genius. But when I should have turned around at 3 miles doing the bayview... read more

  7. RUN
    I dunno....... 8 mi 01:04 08:00 pace

    30 seconds off goal pace.
    or 15 seconds off goal pace.
    I guess it depends on if I'm aiming for 7:30/mi or 7:45/mi.
    I don't even know right now.

    I had some dry needles done yesterday... read more

    • Rob

      While I would love to drown you in practical advice, our bodies react 180 degree opposite to fuel intake. I need to hammer mine with food (every 20-30 minutes) and water (ALL THE TIME) or I fall to pieces. Or, you know, dehydrate in the middle of the mountain wilderness *eyeroll* You seem to understand your body's needs just fine, I don't know if overthinking it right now is going to help. But then I'm not coach T or fast. :-) Just go out there and do it. It's waiting for you.

      7 days ago Like1 person

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    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      I generally run without eating anything, but I discovered that drinking a bit at every other water station and pour the rest on my neck, seemed to make a difference. I always swallow air, then suffer for half a km before I am able to burp it out though. And I tried the dried fruit and it did seem to make a difference. But if I eat gels, gag, they make me so nauseous.... no matter how I tried to train to eat them, it never worked. Anyway we are all different, but it's good to practice.

      6 days ago Like

    • Pope Jan
      Pope Jan

      I always run with (and drink) water - all year round. On (very) long runs, especially in the summer, I take S Caps regularly. I never have problems with cramping or dehydration during races. If you feel water sloshes in your stomach, just drink it in small sips. Not drinking is suicide.

      6 days ago Like

  8. VELO
    good Commute 11.94 mi

    Feel like I've been going non stop today.... Zzzzzzz

  9. RUN
    good Stroller run 1.8 mi

    Picked up L from skool and then ran him home.

  10. RUN
    Delores! 5.9 mi 00:57 09:37 pace

    Hump Day.
    40 minutes on Delores.
    24 times up and down.
    My Geese friends were back! The skinny ones with the tag and the limp.
    I was happy to see them, I said "Hi friends!!" but they didn&... read more

  11. FIT
    lift stuff 00:25

    have an appointment for some physio loving on thursday morning. This will be good, my hamstring could use it!

  12. RUN
    Wet. 5.94 mi 00:52 08:40 pace

    Took it nice and easy out there. Rainy, slushy, icy. It seems pretty cruel to be wearing my spikes in the middle of April, but what are you gonna do? Cry about it?


  13. RUN
    good Nope 7.09 mi 01:01 08:38 pace

    Windy. Cold. Bleh.
    I had nothing.
    And I gave, well, next to nothing.
    Last week. I felt like I kicked every run's ass. And this week every run kicked my ass.
    So, we're even Ste... read more

    • Allen

      Hang in there Barb, next week will be better!

      12 days ago Like

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    • Melissa T.
      Melissa T.

      Looks like a great run even though it may not have felt it! You’ll be feeling more yourself if you do a little less while the immune system is still on the up and up. Kudos for the efforts while still healing!!

      12 days ago Like

    • T-Monsta

      Some weeks you’re the bug, some the windshield. Get on it this week!

      11 days ago Like1 person

  14. VELO
    rainy commute 6 km

    picked up my new bike!! :D

  15. RUN
    Meander. 8 mi 01:08 08:30 pace

    Supposed to be between 8 and 8:15/mi but I was super tired today and I just kind of gave up mid way. Sorry.
    More wildlife fun though - The Ottawa Turkey was back in action causing general mayhem du... read more

    • Rob

      Sheesh quitter, you only managed an 8:30? ;-) Rest up and get after it tomorrow.

      14 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Still a good workout, Barb.

      14 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Sorry you scared the bird! We have them all over the place down here, but I saw an item about the Ottawa Turkey on the news feed the other day! As for your run, you did fine anyway.

      13 days ago Like

    • Allen

      Nice one Barb. It's the bad ones that make the others great!

      13 days ago Like

  16. VELO
    good Commute and meander 16.96 mi

    Saw my first Heron of the season yesterday. Woo!
    Froze my toes and fingers this morning riding.
    Spring is such a joke.

  17. RUN
    40 minutes with Delores. 5.95 mi 01:00 10:03 pace

    some sloooow hillz on Delores this morning. Still not 100% up to snuff, so I only managed to do 22 repeats in my 40 minute time. Although, I guess these were actually slightly longer than last week... read more

    • Allen

      Only 22 repeats? I would have lost count once I got into the double digits.Great workout, Barb! Do you speak fluent geese?

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      After reading Allen's comment, I had to laugh. I am imagining you honking back at the big birds. They sound like definite a**holes and I hope you didn't slip on the green droppings. The St Patrick's Day race used to go through a section of paved trail that was dangerous with all the goose poose. Anyway, good hill work!

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Great hillz, Barb, in spite of the asshole geese! :)

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • Elizabeth Z.
      Elizabeth Z.

      super hill work!

      15 days ago Like1 person