Member Profile

Barbara Tardiff
Age:60-64
City:Waitsfield
State:Vermont
QT2 Status:QT2 One-on-One Athlete
PR PerformanceTexas 70.3 2014, Ironman Lake Placid 2014, Poweman Zofingen 2014
Goal Race IM LP 2016
Bio: My childhood and adolescent years were spent as a bookworm and nerd (before being nerdy was a good thing). While I enjoyed outdoor activities and nature—hiking, biking, scuba diving—I did not display any evidence of athletic talent with the exception of discipline and resilience and perhaps some level of competitiveness, at least where it applied to scholarly efforts.
Although I toyed with becoming a forest ranger or oceanographer, I ended up pursuing medicine and a course consistent with my studious youth, spending my young adult years in school earning multiple advanced degrees and completing a couple of medical residencies.
I started running in my mid-thirties as an efficient way to get in some exercise and time outdoors during fellowship training (and there was a really nice and convenient trail that circled the Duke golf course). As I found myself with more leisure time I bought a road and then a mountain bike. My efforts were mostly of a recreational nature and other than an occasional “fun run” I never raced. However I was inspired enough by the efforts of others to add a marathon and a triathlon to my “to do at some point in my life when I have the time to train”.
Fast forward a decade or two and I realized there was never going to be “a point in my life when I have the time to train”. After finishing a couple of half marathons I determined it was time to go for a marathon in 2009—I completed it undertrained and in freak sleet/snow storm. The following year I started my journey as a triathlete.
Immediately I found that I enjoyed training as a triathlete much more than training as a runner. After recognizing some progress in a year of “winging” it in terms of training I decided to see what I could do with QT2 and a more structured/scientific approach. With QT2 I have progressed steadily, improving race execution and performance and taking on longer and more challenging races. As it turns out, discipline and resilience do seem to be helpful.

Results & Upcoming Events

EventTimePlacement By Age Group Placement Overall Personal Record
Ironman Chattanooga
September 25, 2016
14:13:18 3 * no
Ironman Lake Placid
July 24, 2016
14:23:00 4 * no
American Zofingen Middle Distance
May 15, 2016
07:27:00 1 * no
Long Course Duathlon National Championships
November 14, 2015
02:36:59 5 * yes
Green Mountain Marathon
October 11, 2015
04:04:23 4 * yes
Mt. Kearsarge Hill Climb
August 29, 2015
00:47:18 3 * yes
Mt Tremblant
August 16, 2015
13:37:33 10 * no
Mt Tremblant 70.3
June 21, 2015
06:21:00 16 * no
American Zonfingen Middle Distance Cource
May 17, 2015
06:47:00 1 * yes
Wrentham Duathlon
April 19, 2015
01:21:00 1 * no
Ironman 70.3 California
March 28, 2015
06:23:19 9 * no
Powerman Arizona
February 22, 2015
04:07:59 1 * no
Lowell 1st Run 10K
January 01, 2015
56:30:00 10 * no
Powerman Zofingen
September 07, 2014
09:36:00 1 * yes
White Mountain Gran Fondo
August 23, 2014
06:17:51 2 * yes
Ironman Lake Placid
July 27, 2014
12:24:34 5 * yes
Newton's Revenge
July 12, 2014
01:35:24 2 * yes
HITS North Country Half
June 21, 2014
06:23:00 1 * no
Rev3 Quassy Aquabike HalfRev Aquabike
June 01, 2014
04:28:00 * 10 no
American Zofingen Middle Distance
May 18, 2014
06:52:00 1 * yes
ST. Anthony's
April 27, 2014
03:01:00 10 * no
Texas 70.3
April 06, 2014
05:53:10 4 * yes
Prospect Park Spring Duathlon 2014 Intl Distance
March 15, 2014
03:06:44 * 4 yes
Hyannis Half Marathon
February 23, 2014
01:58:56 46 * no
Lowell 1st Run 10K
January 01, 2014
00:55:54 10 * no
Somerville Jingle Bell Run 5K
December 22, 2013
27:15:00 14 * no
Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 miler
November 28, 2013
00:35:23 19 * no
Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 miler
November 28, 2013
00:35:23 19 * no
Mt.Kearsarge Hill Climb
September 28, 2013
00:49:27 2 * yes
Mt. Kearsarge Hill Climb
September 28, 2013
00:49:27 2 * yes
Powerman Florida Duathlon
September 22, 2013
03:54:01 3 * yes
Lobsterman Olympic
September 14, 2013
03:48:00 5 * no
Ironman Lake Placid
July 28, 2013
13:35:58 7 * yes
REV3 Quassy
June 02, 2013
06:12:49 1 * no
Ironman 70.3 St. Croix
May 05, 2013
06:38:56 5 * no
Boston Tune-up 15K
March 30, 2013
01:17:48 6 * yes
Hyannis Half Marathon
February 24, 2013
01:55:45 11 * no
Super Sunday 5 Mile
February 03, 2013
41:27:00 2 * yes
Lowell 1st Run 10K
January 01, 2013
53:02:00 7 * no
Somerville Jingle Bell Run
December 16, 2012
25:54:00 11 * no
Ironman Arizona
November 18, 2012
13:39:37 9 * yes
FALL Bassman Half Distance Triathlon
October 07, 2012
06:06:20 1 * yes
Savageman 70.0 Aquavelo
September 15, 2012
05:02:31 * 2 no
Ironman 70.3 World Champs, Las Vegas
September 09, 2012
06:43:07 16 * no
Sharon Triathlon
August 12, 2012
01:39:56 2 * no
Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens
July 15, 2012
06:24:11 3 * yes
Ashland Sprint
June 17, 2012
01:31:52 1 * no
Mooseman 70.3
June 03, 2012
07:44:24 4 * no
Season Opener in Hopkinton, MA
May 13, 2012
01:19:08 1 * no
The Presidio 10 mile
April 15, 2012
01:24:16 2 * yes
Ras na hEireann USA 5K
March 18, 2012
25:17:00 7 * yes
Hyannis Half Marathon
February 26, 2012
01:52:59 24 * no
Lowell 1st Run
January 01, 2012
52:50:00 5 * yes
Jingle Bell Run 5K Somerville
December 18, 2011
25:40:00 5 * no
Manchester City Half-Marathon
November 06, 2011
01:52:18 3 * yes
Ironman 70.3 Poconos
October 02, 2011
05:10:58 1 568 yes
Lobsterman Triathlon
September 10, 2011
03:05:19 2 388 no
Nautica New York City Triathlon
August 07, 2011
02:54:49 6 * no
Boulder Peak Triathlon
July 10, 2011
03:52:32 12 1234 no
Harvard Pilgrim 10k at Patriot Place
July 04, 2011
55:05:00 19 149 yes
Greater Nashua Y Triathlon
June 12, 2011
01:38:29 3 120 yes
Mooseman International Triathlon
June 04, 2011
03:31:26 2 551 no
Patrick Downey 5k
May 08, 2011
26:00:00 2 39 yes
Groton 5k Road Race
April 10, 2011
26:39:00 6 69 no
Malden Rotary 10k Road Race
March 20, 2011
57:15:00 1 62 no