Cinnamon’s Training Log 4.7.12

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!

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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

Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. She has 8 more minutes to knock off her marathon for a 3:40 BQ, and will get there or die trying. Her writing is an eclectic mix of finding wholeness as an average runner, news reporting, curious reactions, satirical humor and more.

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