Cinnamon’s Training Log 4.7.12



Kyle has written 190 posts on Salty Running.

Cinnamon is 34 years old and works in TV and movie production. She recently finished the 2015 New Jersey Marathon in 3:53 and is working toward NYC 2015. Her writing is an eclectic mix of reflections on sports science, reactions to the body's limitations, satirical humor pieces and more.

Well I sure jumped the shark.


This would be a really cool picture if I didn’t look like I was in excruciating pain, wouldn’t it?  I was in excruciating pain!  Silly me attempted to run the Scotland Day 10k today and my hamstrings totally blew up at the 1 mile mark. At about 3.5 miles I really thought hard about quitting, but instead I just slowed the heck down and pushed through – I didn’t want a DNF for my team!

So this is it.  This is the part where I accept that I have Piriformis Syndrome.  In fact I think I can trace what’s going on with my knee back to these tight hamstrings which aren’t getting any less tight.  I rested and iced today and I’m rolling my butt on a tennis ball as I type.  Tomorrow I go for a sports massage at a place that specializes in runners.

I just got my bike all tuned up so there’s definitely some cross training in my future!


Sunday: Wrapped out from work early and ran 6 miles in Prospect Park

Monday: Rode my bike (slowly) 4 miles to a 5 mile run (Superstar!)

Tuesday: 5 mile bike ride

Wednesday: long work day!

a tennis ball

a tennis ball for my butt (img via Wikipedia)

Thursday: Another long work day – the pilot I was working on wrapped!

Friday: 6 miles with the running club

Saturday: 10k slooooowww: 56:09

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