Cinnamon’s Training Log 6.29.12

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My bike hanging out at the movie studio between rides

Week four of not-allowed-to-run is finally over, but I still think I need more time off. Riding my bike is great exercise (and I’ve even found that I really enjoy riding to work and back!) but I can still feel it taking a toll on my knee. In light of that, I’ve elected to take off two more weeks before I start on a beginner runner training plan, just to be sure I’m giving myself enough time to heal. It’s so hard not to run, so hard that I’m really de-motivated to write training logs, hence I missed last week’s. Even so, I don’t want to risk re-injuring myself again!

So here’s what I’ve been riding on my bike. I’ve been averaging just under a 6 minute (10mph) pace on my commutes, including traffic light time.

Monday 6/18 – off

Tuesday 6/19 – 8.6 miles around the park

Wednesday 6/20 – off

Thursday 6/21 – 23 miles around Brooklyn

Friday 6/22 – 19.5 miles around Brooklyn

Saturday 6/23 – off

Sunday 6/24 – 17.25 miles total (to work, company move, then home)

Monday 6/25 – off

Tuesday 6/26 – 18 miles (to work at the studio and back)

Wednesday 6/27 – 18 miles (to work at the studio and back)

Thursday 6/28 – 12 miles (4:13 pace)

Friday 6/29 – 15.5 miles (4:03 pace)

Saturday 6/30 – 22 miles to work, company move and back

Sunday 7/1 – off

Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. By day she's a camera assistant for films and tv in New York, and by night she's on a quest for zen in the 10k. Her writing is a mix of satirical humor, finding wholeness as an average runner, cheering for runners at all paces and more.

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  1. Hey – I’ve always had knee issues and riding a bike can wreak havoc on your knee if your foot is not positioned correctly. I got the little “foot cages” which suck because you may fall if you can’t get your foot out in time, but aren’t as scary or spendy as clips. If you start logging lots of time on the bike, think about it.