YAY! It's Monday!
by, April 9th, 2012 at 01:45 PM (867 Views)
So... I realize the title is not a typical Monday morning sentiment, but I had a big day in the pool. I did my first 100 Free without fins or resorting to one-arm drills since my surgery! And... it was long course, too!
Most of my "swimming" since getting back in the water has been either kicking, one-arm drills, or easy stroke wearing fins to give me added lift in the water. I had managed a fin-free 50 Free last week, but my shoulder was tired after that. The water felt pretty good today and I managed to do 4 left arm only (the bad shoulder) fly drill strokes in a row. I can string together a few one-arm fly drill strokes, but still don't have the strength to get an actual fly full stroke going. I still need the extra body rotation I get from doing the drill one-armed. I know... I know... baby steps.
Other than the 100 Free, here's what else I did today:
200 Warm-Up ('cuz I was chatting...)
5 x 200 on 3:30 (wearing fins - odds: fly/back drills by 50; evens: kick)
6 x 50 Drill/swim by 25 (w/ fins) on 1:10
1 x 200 Kick fast on ?:??? (don't remember, but I made the interval )
2 x 50 Kick faster on 1:15
4 x 25 Kick fastest on :30
4 x 25 Sprint on 1:00 (did one-arm fly w/ fins)
1 x 150 Free w/o fins (YAY! Took a break at the 100 for :10, swam easy 50)
Then, I went home and did my shoulder strengthening exercises. Right now, my shoulder feels pretty good. We'll see how it is after Round 2 of the strengthening goes.
On another happy note - I am now a certified Level 1 USA coach!!! Benefit to being out of the water... I realized how much I like being on deck too! YAY! Going for ASCA Level II and USMS certification at the Indianapolis class in June. Woo-hoo!
Enjoy your swims today and happy Monday!