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Year Three: The Road Back

The "Watch Your Shoulder" Swim

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by , November 30th, 2011 at 10:35 AM (444 Views)
After yesterday's fairly severe shoulder pain (I basically had my arm hanging by my side all day long), I was a little hesitant to get in the water today, but told myself I would stop and kick whenever I started to feel any shoulder twinges at all. I actually listened to my body, adjusted my stroke somewhat, didn't push my stroke for speed, and basically hung on. It went pretty well and swam farther than I thought I would. The only set below written as a kick set was the 6x50 Kick on 1:10 without fins. The other kicks were supposed to be freestyle, but I elected to kick and give my shoulder a break. Here's what I did:

250 Warm-Up
2 sets:

- 2 x 50 Fist Drill on 1:00
- 4 x 50 Free on :50
- 2 x 50 Fist Drill on 1:00
- 4 x 50 Free on 1:00, 1>4
2 x 50 Kick on 1:00
4 x 50 Kick on :50
1 x 50 Free Easy on 1:00
1 x 50 Kick ALL OUT on 2:00 (did :30 w/ fins)

1 x 50 Free Easy on 1:00
6 x 50 Kick on 1:10 (w/o fins)
6 x 100 Pull on 1:40
2 x 100 Kick on 1:40
100 Cool-Down
Total Yards - 3100

All in all, not a bad day in the water. And.... I came home and really stretched out well. Hopefully tomorrow will be another improvement.

And... thankfully, the snow last night stayed to our north... no shoveling was necessary!

Enjoy your swims today!

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