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  • 11 miles
  • 01:34 time
  • 669 calories
  • 5 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. FIT
    good Lift some more stuff

    Training starts tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!
    Having been out of an official cycle since JUNE and I am really excited to get back to some structure. I haven't gone thinking between training cycles since... read more

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Me too! Bring on the spring action :) Happy training Barb.

      about 5 hours ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Tomorrow, so exciting! Awesome new 10K goal, and the way you've been training, I know you'll nail it, Barb! :)

      about 4 hours ago Like

    • Larry

      time to put the hammer down!

      about 1 hour ago Like

  2. FIT
    Lift stuff. 00:30

    you have no idea how hard it was for me to not put on my running clothes and shoes and go outside to enjoy this spring weather! gah. damn you strep throat!
    i know i have to be patient and keep the ... read more

  3. VELO
    good Commutes 6 mi

    L to the dentist.
    Got an email from the doctor, she did a swab for strep throat just in case, even though it didn't look like I had it, but turns out I do! So, that explains the sore throat t... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Great news! Though, strep throat can be a real problem. Apparently it's getting more and more resistant to antibiotics, so be sure to take all your meds, never miss any!

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • Stephanie C.
      Stephanie C.

      Glad you have a diagnosis. Strep is SO weird, and can present in such different ways. Glad the doc was keen enough to suggest the test. My son once went in with only hives (all over his body, mind you) and the doc did a strep test - ding ding ding! Now, get on your meds, rest a bit, hydrate and get back at it sista! :)

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Stephanie - that is very odd! i would not have expected strep to be the cause of hives! i was glad we did the test for good measure. i must say i was unconvinced when she said she didn't think it was because the pain was localized to one side of my throat, which doesn't usually happen with a cold. anyway. mending! :)

      2 days ago Like

  4. FIT
    tabata 00:20

    saw the doctor yesterday and she was all, ah, mebbe you should slow down a little for the rest of the week so you can get better? ah...maybe........okay. fine.
    so no run yesterday.
    just some weight... read more

  5. RUN
    Lollygagging around. 5.01 mi 00:44 08:44 pace

    Tired...sore throat. WTF. This virus just keeps on giving. So I lollygagged around the canal....Trying to keep from getting too fast so I didn't inhale too much cold air into my throat...
    meh.... read more

  6. RUN
    meh 5 mi 00:40 07:54 pace

    Wasn't feelin' it today.
    30 seconds off half marathon goal pace with the last half mile at goal pace.
    Oddly the last half mile felt the best...

  7. RUN
    Hillz with L, in the snow. 4.79 mi 00:54 11:22 pace

    Slow going hill repeats in the snow with Leo and the stroller. After 3 he was bored, somehow I managed to get him to contend with 3 more...but that was a feat in and of itself in many ways since he... read more

  8. FIT
    lift stuff 00:20

    while the kid whined a cut it short...nothing takes the get up and go out of a weights workout like a whining kid...

  9. RUN
    12x30/30s 3.81 mi 00:29 07:42 pace

    Yesterday's sprints today.
    Got out when P got home. L is still sick...
    Managed some decent sprints in the dark! Path was pretty clear in terms of ice and snow, a few rough patches here and ... read more

  10. FIT
    good More lifting 00:50

    Home with L, who is still sick. So...more weights while we watch the snow fly...

  11. FIT
    good Lift stuff 00:25

    Chip guilt. :/
    Damn P for bringing them into the house.

  12. RUN
    good Easy miles in the snow 6.21 mi 00:51 08:15 pace

    Snow and sleet.
    Bring it on, Winter!

  13. swim
    Slow Fish: 50 meter pool edition 1000 m 00:35 56:42 pace

    Walked out to the pool deck to find the pool was set for 50 meter laps instead of 25 meter laps. I've never done 50 meter laps before, so I had a mild panic attack while walking over to take o... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      I'm impressed! I only swam 50m pool length once, in Europe (never seen one here yet) and it seemed endless the first few laps but then I got the hang of it. Anyway, congrats on another milestone (so to speak) in your swimming experience!

      17 days ago Like1 person

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    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Good work in the pool Barb!

      16 days ago Like

    • Marina

      Your internal dialogue cracks me up! Nice swimmies, Ms. Fish!

      16 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    12xhillz for breakfast 4.06 mi 00:35 08:36 pace

    Yesterday's hills today. :) Beat the bikes was fun today. I felt like I actually had some oomph on the hill today. The last few hills days I've just kind of done them with no as much real... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Snow is forecast for my race day! I hope it's not going to be too lousy a drive there and too slippery on the trail! Sounds like a good fun run today on your hill!

      17 days ago Like1 person

    • Colleen M.
      Colleen M.

      Awesome hills! Yes downhill is hard for me. Snow here on Sunday, just in time for my last local XC race!

      17 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Great hillz today, Barb! Stay away, snow!

      17 days ago Like1 person

    • Freddy O.
      Freddy O.

      Very nice, Barb! Can't say the word snow pops up in my vocabulary much lately hehe. :D

      15 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    12x30/30s in the misty rain. 3.57 mi 00:29 08:09 pace

    Meh. Some shitty sprints after a shitty sleep.
    Too tired to try harder. :P
    I need some extra sleep tonight...or actually what I need is a kid who has some extra sleep so I can get some too.

    Happy... read more

    • Pope Jan
      Pope Jan

      I'd like to be able to "blame" the popelets for my insomnia, but since they're 13 and 16, they don't keep me up any more.

      18 days ago Like1 person

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    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      1 am!?!?!?! Geez, the problems are worse than I thought! :)

      17 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      yep! :) sometimes i dream about when he's a teenager and i won't be able to get him out of bed. i plan on renting a trumpet to blast him awake as pay back for all the sleepless nights. :D

      17 days ago Like1 person

  16. swim
    Slow Fish 900 m 00:28 49:51 pace

    did some intervals. every other lap tried to speed up! :) turns out if you want to swim faster in the water you have to move a lot faster. ;)

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Depends on your form. If you're swimming inefficiently, you have to thrash harder (and faster). If you're swimming efficiently, you just need to push harder. What you should aim for is no splashing and the feel of water rushing by you without the feel of turbulence. It's something that you'll catch onto, but your sensorium may be different from mine. Anyway, nice 900m!

      19 days ago Like1 person

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    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Hmmm... that's a bit of a confusing image but I get the gist, that you feel you've just been sort of floating along and think you need to actually do something in order to go faster than that! Your speed looks good to me, though.

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      yes. i have taken to "swimming", but it's pretty lazy. which is fine really, i mean i'm not actually trying to turn into a triathlete or anything. I just wanted to add swimming to my bag of tricks for some variety. That said, being slow is getting old. So, y'know...we'll see. ;)

      17 days ago Like1 person

  17. RUN
    5x1600m progressives 5.01 mi 00:39 07:51 pace

    Wasn't sure what to do today, so I started off slowly and then worked my way down to 10k race pace. :)
    Still sick...but mending. :)

  18. VELO
    The "Why Not?", Ride. 20.45 mi 01:46 11.6mph pace

    Took myself for a spin into Gatineau Park. To my surprise the main road had a barrier across it for cars! It said "Road Closed for the Season". At first I thought, damn! Then I thought, w... read more

  19. RUN
    Morning meander 5.57 mi 00:44 07:49 pace

    Took the legs out for a spin this morning. To hell with this cough! Sitting and doing nothing isn't helping, so maybe moving and doing something will help? :) Gotta be the right thing to do. ;... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Hope you kick this crud soon, Barb. Nice meander!

      20 days ago Like1 person

    • Lisa P.
      Lisa P. Feel Better
      Feel Better:

      Nice job! Hope you feel better soon!

      20 days ago

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Ah, to run so fast when you feel like heck! What will you do when you're well again! Nice run. We have hundreds of geese on the pond along my route -- I hope they aren't planning to drain that pond, which has happened in other locations (they make a pond to drain an area, build up, then fill the pond and build there too. Suddenly a whole ecology is gone, kaput!) Anyway, get well, Barb!

      20 days ago Like1 person

  20. RUN
    around... 4.09 mi 00:36 08:43 pace

    took it really easy. still sick. still coughing. but i needed to get out and clear my just a little loop after i dropped L off at school.

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Ugh, change your bedding, air your pillows out, so you don't keep reinfecting yourself. Use hand sanitizer or wash a lot, so you don't keep swapping germs with L and P. Wipe things down. It shouldn't have lingered this long.

      23 days ago Like

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    • Barbara

      Sorry to hear your still sick Barb! Take care hugs

      23 days ago Like

    • Marina

      Rest up, dear Barb! Feel better soon. xxoo

      23 days ago Like