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sunruh
December 22nd, 2016, 11:22 AM
please don't be an idiot and try 100x100s for the 1st time in your life this next week.
all that ends up is major shoulder issues that take a very long time to heal

ElaineK
December 22nd, 2016, 12:32 PM
please don't be an idiot and try 100x100s for the 1st time in your life this next week.
all that ends up is major shoulder issues that take a very long time to heal

​Hmmm, let me guess. That's what you did to get TOS? :rolleyes:

sunruh
December 22nd, 2016, 12:58 PM
nope not anywhere close.
i have never done anything as stupid as 100x100s as a masters
actually i dont think i have ever gone over 7000 as a masters
and only over 5000 a handfull or so times....simply not needed as masters

smontanaro
December 22nd, 2016, 01:10 PM
There's nothing wrong with 100x100 if you've worked up to it and are swimming on a realistic interval. I did it a couple times several years ago when I was doing 5k and 10k postal swims (so had the yardage under my belt). The local Y masters club is doing it New Year's Eve morning, and I may join them, but will adjust my distance and number of repeats accordingly. I don't know how it will be set up. If necessary, I will mix in some 75s if the interval is too fast for me or I want to do some back or breast, and certainly won't aim to do 100 of anything, probably hopping out around the n=25 mark.

sunruh
December 22nd, 2016, 03:08 PM
you really didnt read the 1st sentance

Rob Copeland
December 22nd, 2016, 03:33 PM
you really didnt read the 1st sentanceI read your first sentance (that must be why you pronounce sentence like sentance in Texas) and I agree “There's nothing wrong with 100x100 if you've worked up to it”.

If you haven’t done 100X100’s before it would be your first time, even if you have trained for it. Now if you are going from 2000 to 10,000; then, yes quintupling your workout can lead to issues. As with every practice, use good judgment and know your limitations, pardner.

gdanner
December 30th, 2016, 10:18 AM
please don't be an idiot and try 100x100s for the 1st time in your life this next week.
all that ends up is major shoulder issues that take a very long time to heal

Somehow, I managed to do the opposite. I took a three month break, then over a two week span (of still not swimming) my shoulder went from painful to not being able to lift my arm at all. The diagnosis was calcific tendonitis and/or bursitis. First time in my life having any shoulder problems, so it seems especially weird after not even using my arms for much. There goes my SCY season in my new age group!

Rob Copeland
December 30th, 2016, 09:11 PM
My stupid New Year Day swim... 1 mile lake swim at 9:00 am. Forecast - Air temp forecast high 40's water temp 50F. No Wetsuit.

ForceDJ
December 30th, 2016, 10:24 PM
My stupid New Year Day swim... 1 mile lake swim at 9:00 am. Forecast - Air temp forecast high 40's water temp 50F. No Wetsuit.

I saw Lynne Cox and told her of your plan. Her response: "Wimp! Wait until the air and water are cold."

Dan

Rob Copeland
January 1st, 2017, 12:32 PM
I saw Lynne Cox and told her of your plan. Her response: "Wimp! Wait until the air and water are cold."Agreed! It was a a bit chilly but felt great to get in the lake.

orca1946
January 3rd, 2017, 12:21 PM
New year wish --- don't break.rip/tear/injure anything this year!!!

FindingMyInnerFish
January 4th, 2017, 10:10 AM
I did the 100x100m last summer when my masters' group offered it. It wasn't mandatory. People were told that they could set their own goals within that frame, so some went for maybe 25 or 30 or 50, whatever. Those who wanted to do 100 did so. I happened to be training for a couple distance swims, so it was a great opportunity, though even my coach suggested stopping at 80--but when I got to 80, I figured, why not 20 more. My times were very slow, but I felt okay and the weather was perfect. Had no problems afterward that I recall, just tired, but I don't think I even missed the next swim practice.

We were going to have a 100x100 yard swim in December, but we train in a college pool, and it wasn't available the day the swim was scheduled. I would have gone for maybe 40-50x100, which would be a bit of a jump in distance, but not overly much.

I'm not fanatic about forcing something past what I'm ready for, but do enjoy extending my limits. It's part of the fun. But it doesn't have to be an exercise in masochism.

Trondi
January 7th, 2017, 06:27 PM
[QUOTE=sunruh;318126].........
actually i dont think i have ever gone over 7000 as a masters
and only over 5000 a handfull or so times....simply not needed as masters[/QUOTE

nothing is 'needed' as a masters swimmer - but lots of things are desirable to many of us :)

i think what you might have meant sunruh is that YOU dont need to do those sorts of distances!