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electric needles and 8000 yards

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by , April 6th, 2009 at 07:05 PM (1118 Views)
so, i tweaked my lower back a couple of weeks ago and missed a lot of pool time; not because swimming caused me any discomfort, but flip turns were impossible and even open turns were painful. i did a couple of ART sessions and tried to get back into the groove, but still.... too painful. i bailed out of the new england championship meet and really started worrying about tampa bay on april 18th.

i made an appointment to try out a little acupuncture on saturday and spent about 30 minutes face down with 20 or 30 needles poking out of me; a few of them electrofied. i swam about 3500 yards a couple of hours later and felt pretty tight, but katie (my LAC) said i should see real results on sunday.

woke up sunday and felt like i was 17 again (my back anyway) so decided to get some yards in. here is the breakdown.

8 x 1000 on 14min
1. warm up (breathe every 3)
2. alt 25 pace / 25 fast
3. alt 25 pace / 50 fast
4. alt 50 pace / 50 fast
5. alt 50 pace / 75 fast
6. alt 75 pace / 75 fast
7. alt 75 pace / 100 fast
8. alt 100 pace / 100 fast

all pace swims were breath every 3, fast 2r/2l

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  1. Bobinator's Avatar
    Great workout Chaos! What is the distance at Tampa Bay?
  2. chaos's Avatar
    tampa bay is 24 miles. i am doing a two person relay with brooklyn mermaid. i think the format will be hour on/hour off.
  3. Bobinator's Avatar
    Wow, that's a cool challenge! What will the water temp. be for this swim? I was in St. Pete a couple weeks ago and it seemed cold. I know some of you do very well in the cold water. I did a 5K in 68 degree water this fall; it was good after 15 minutes or so but I wanted to cry for a while.
  4. chaos's Avatar
    i am expecting the water temp to be in the low to mid 70's.