by, November 29th, 2011 at 09:51 AM (1041 Views)
Today's distance day proved to be much more painful than I wanted. My shoulder was smarting a bit from yesterday still, but I went to the pool anyway figuring that I'd just cut distance and go at an easier pace - not pushing too hard. That was the plan anyway.... and it worked well throughout the warm-up and most of the first set. Then, my left shoulder basically went on strike. It hurt, it ached, it basically said STOP!
Here's what I actually managed to do in the pool today:
3 x 200 Free on 3:00
4 x 50 Free on 1:00
1 x 550 Free on 9:00 (supposed to be a 600)
4 x 75 Free on 1:30 (supposed to be 100s)
3 x 200 Kick on 3:00
4 x 50 Kick on 1:00
1 x 600 Kick on 9:00
1 x 50 Supposedly Free - ended up being mainly kick
Total Yards - 3500
On the 4 x 100s that were supposed to be on 1:30, I did 75s. That was okay. I decided to do the next set of 200s as a kick set to give my shoulder a break. Then, I was planning to do the 4 x 50s on a 1:00 as backstroke (with my fins on). MISTAKE!!!!! After the second pull, my shoulder simply SCREAMED! Don't know if I pulled or tore something or what. It basically hurt to move my arm over my head - and then hurt to move it back to my arm back to my side, so I gave up and just kicked the remainder of the set (3 50s and 1 600). I wanted to swim the last 4 x 75s, but even easy freestyle hurt, so I gave up the ghost, went home and took a bunch of aspirin. Hopefully, a little rest will help.
Now... if the snow just stays away, so I don't have to shovel tonight....
Enjoy your swims for me today!