Barbara O'Connor
  • 49, Female
  • Miller Place, NY
  • United States
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Coming off injury, how fast can I ramp back up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Jan 19, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi Eric,I'm coming off of a soleus muscle tear, it's been three months. I was running 25-35 miles a week prior to injury. I am now running like 6 miles a week (2 mile stints). I feel strong and…Continue

Fuel Belts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Welker Jun 1, 2013. 3 Replies

Can anyone suggest a good fuel belt? I bought one that has three bottles and a small pouch and I couldnt stand the way it bounced all over the place...i tightened it as I went but it drove me…Continue

Post Run Recovery Ideas and Helpful Hints

Started this discussion. Last reply by Francis Flynn Mar 31, 2015. 8 Replies

Trail team... I've upped my mileage (I can't believe I am actually writing this...Eric's training really works!).. and could use some wise words of wisdom for recovering afterwards. What are the…Continue

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How To Input Your Heart Rate Information Into Your Eric Orton Training Plan on

Started Mar 20, 2012 0 Replies

I put together a "How To" document that visually shows you the steps you need to take in order to input your heart rate information into one of the purchased Eric Orton training plans hosted on…Continue

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How many years have you been running?
I've been running on and off since I was 10
What is your goal race for the year?
If I could run a marathon I would be ecstatic!
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
My greatest running accomplishment so far has been continuing to run after my knee surgeon told me I wouldnt be able too
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
To be a real competitive runner some day!

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I'm a Physical Therapists Nightmare!

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Three months...for three months I couldn't run. I felt like I was in prison. I didn't know it at the time but I had a torn soleus calf muscle and some other weird strain I'd never hear of. 

I gave my doctors holy hell and my physical therapist too. I whined like a baby to anyone who'd listen to my woes.

I'd show up for physical therapy and they'd ask me "How do you feel?", and I'd reply with "I just tried to run and it hurt so bad I had to stop". Good god if you only heard…


AlterG Treadmill...anyone ever try it?

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 7:11am 4 Comments

Suffering from a very angry strained soleus calf muscle and achilles tendonitis. Haven't been able to run for 6 weeks, and Physical Therapist said I'll be lucky if I can in 6 more..but not to count on it. This one's a "doosey"...

So I told am I going to run 100 miles if I can't even run 1?  Let's just say...I spent the rest of my session educating him on ultra marathons, my running goals and convincing him I'm not crazy..LOL

Anyways...he jumped on my band wagon and did…


My Born 2 Run Shoes, Drink Mix and Strengthening Program Have Arrived!

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

Super excited, my shoes have finally arrived. Perfect timing. It's coming up on the end of my work day and I'm ready for my run!

I also ordered the Verde Go Running Drink mix and the strength training level one program.


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Last Minute Weekend Success! My First Half Marathon...86.9 more miles to go!

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Sunday May 6, 2012 is a day I'll never forget. But the story around this day and its success started 4 days prior. At work some coworkers and I were having a team lunch. I was excitedly telling my co-workers about the 5k I ran the weekend before and how I placed 4th in my age group even though I was sick as a dog and had to stop 3 times to cough up a lung. Feeling "high" from that day I decided I was going to run another 5k with a friend of mine this upcoming weekend feeling confident I…


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At 6:31am on June 5, 2012, Barbara O'Connor said…
Going to Scott Jureks book launch (Eat and Run) in Manhattan today!! Hopefully getting Chris McDougall to sign my Born to Run book as well :)!!

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