Cinnamon’s Training Log 7.29.14

Rather than make excuses about why I didn’t write a training log last week I’m going to take a cue from today’s post and just get back to it and list last week’s running.  This week featured (mostly) shorter runs and only one day off in the attempt to make the heat a little easier on myself. Sunday, 7/20 – 8 miles easy, taking a friend on a swell little more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Training Log 7.12.14

Well, I’m back on the sauce. I’ve been taking it easy since I achieved a 30-second PR at my spring goal race, the Brooklyn Half, and I’ve been really working hard on myself from the inside out.  That’s been okay, but you and I both know that when you’re addicted to running it’s much easier to find peace inside when you’re busy kicking your own butt for at least an more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Training Log 4.6.14

Woohoo!  I hit forty!  After weeks of setbacks thwarting my attempt to hit forty miles a week, I finally managed to do it, food-poisoning-be-damned! During this conditioning cycle I’ve worked hard to get faster, so it should not have come as a surprise to me that the strong 40-miles weekly base that came so easily last year kept slipping through my fingers. Intensity makes a big difference! That’s also true more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Training Log 2.23.14

Yo, I am the worst about logs.  I have actually been training my butt off over the last couple months, but just now I remembered that a training log doesn’t have to be an epic 3,000 word piece on how my week went.  Duh. So here it is, short and sweet: Related PostsCinnamon’s Training Log 3.24.12 Cinnamon’s Training Log 10.28.12 Cinnamon’s Training Log 7.8.12 Cinnamon’s Training Log 3/3/12 Cinnamon’s Training more » Read more

A Training Log as Creative Writing

My sister and I are at the back of her mom-mobile, packing in the remnants of her daughter’s first birthday party, which was held at a lodge in the park.  That park. The park that’s been there all my life, the one that holds so many memories for me.  The other guests have gone, and it’s just us and her husband, giggling and dancing and chatting away while we fill more » Read more

Cinnamon’s I-Guess-You-Could-Call-It-A-Training-Log 11.11.13

It has been a relaxing few weeks since the marathon and I’m excited to take a little off-season time, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still love to run!  I’ve been trotting along, happy to take some of the training pressure out of running. Now that things have settled down a little I’ve also remembered something I said I’d do back at the beginning of the year…namely, ancillary training.  I’ve more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Taper Crazies Training Log – 10.1.13

Oh my god. I’m running another marathon. Like for real. I’m running another whole marathon in just a few days, and I can’t back out. My Mom is driving six hours to be there. I wish I could back out. I have taper crazies. I had food poisoning last Thursday and Friday! I didn’t give up drinking for a month like I said I would. I didn’t stretch enough. I more » Read more

Cinnamon’s BQ Maybe Log 9.25.13

Taper taper taper!! I am not a heat lover.  Ask anyone who’s run with me in the late spring; I’m more likely to take off my shirt than half the boys out there.  My midriff sees more year-round sunlight than most people’s kneecaps.  And it’s not because I’m a show-off or anything; believe me, as much as I love my body I’m well aware of the evidence that I enjoy more » Read more

Cinnamon’s BQ Nomore Training Log 9.11.13

This is it.  It’s over. Well…wait, no. Okay. It’s not over.  I’m still four weeks out from the marathon (Wineglass, in Corning, NY).  But what I mean is that I’ve made a decision to re-adjust my goal. It all started in late July. I was doing so great with my track work every week, then all of a sudden it was time to take my union qualification exam. And I more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Big BQ Adventure Log 8.5.13

This week started out much, much better than last week’s debacle.  Sunday I started on track with a full 16, which felt pretty good and easy. Rather than take the day off on Monday, I hit up the Brooklyn Hash and ran a swell three-ish miler with an acquaintance I hadn’t previously known very well.  He gave me a good pep talk about the last couple weeks of not being more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Big BQ Adventure Log 7.30.13

This week I felt like I failed in so many ways. I almost didn’t want to write a training log, out of embarrassment. Saturday night I got upset about something that honestly shouldn’t have even involved me.  I let people get under my skin, got unnecessarily angry when someone else canceled plans and reacted by staying out all night and partying. That’ll show ‘em!  Look how much fun I can more » Read more

Cinnamon’s BQ Attempt Training Log 7.15.13

Even though I’m technically not working, things have been busy.  Really…well, crazy is more the word.  I have a lot to do, but it’s more about the tension than the time, and it’s definitely impacting my running. I’ve been working out some heavy stuff on the emotional front, and also suddenly had two different friends ask for my help in respective times of crisis.  My visit home, though often fun, more » Read more

Cinnamon’s BQ Attempt Training Log 7.8.13

Oh yeah. Training logs.  Salty says I have to, so here I go.  Watch me as I haphazardly try to convert a 1:45:30 half marathon time into a 3:35 marathon in the Fingerlakes this fall! In the first installment of Cinnamon’s Big BQ Adventure, I’m having trouble settling into a training plan.  Although I’ve been putting in plenty of work on my feet I’ve been otherwise lazy about getting the more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Training Log 4.14.13

It’s Sunday night, and I just completed my first >10 miler before the Brooklyn Half!  This is most notable because last Tuesday I was running along on my commute to work, when all of a sudden I felt a pain in my knee that can only be described as blunt impact.  It was so pronounced that I could barely walk!  Luckily I have the good sense to run along the more » Read more

Cinnamon’s Training Log 1.6.13

Well it’s been a whole year since my original injury, and something is still wrong in there. I can feel it. And yes, I haven’t been totally awesome about my PT exercises, and yes I know I originally ran on it far too long and far too hard, but seriously. It’s been a whole year. For now I’m still trying to take it easy and relax into my runs. I’m more » Read more