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Thursday, Oct. 25

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Swim/SCY/Solo:

600 various
8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
4 x 50 fly drill @ 1:10
50 EZ
4 x 25 burst dolphin + cruise
50 EZ
4 x 25 burst fast hands + cruise
100 EZ
4 x 25 odds up tempo free evens EZ
100 EZ

Total: 1600


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Just an easy pre-meet swim today.

Heat sheets for the Sprint Classic are up.
http://www.swimphone.com/mobile/meet....cfm?smid=4129. Awkward -- I'm right next to Teen Fort in 25 breast.

Had a consulting appt with my PRP doc today. Because of the complicted MRI diagnosis, he wants me to see his elbow specialist to rule out surgery for the tears. This really does not thrill me, but I have an appt Nov. 1. I'm going to continue to hope that it is not surgical since I am still swimming and there is not great weakness. The tears and tendinosis can be treated by PRP, probably need 3 rounds. In retrospect, I am cross with myself that I did not get an MRI last November. I've wasted a lot of time and money on a misdiagnosis. And I likely caused more damage by returning to lifting too early, thinking it was just tennis elbow. If I'm ever injured again, I'm going to err on the side of getting an MRI right away.

On another note, I'm not sure I should restart weights after Sundays meet. With upcoming meets on Nov. 18 and Dec 7-8, it might not make any sense. I can't decide whether to do a little core work and jumping or lay off entirely.

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Updated October 25th, 2012 at 09:10 PM by The Fortress

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  1. Colleen Marais's Avatar
    Hope your elbow heals. After a year of getting into Masters swimming in 2008, I went for a surf on an unfamiliar beach during low tide (dumb) and had my shoulder popped out when a wave flipped me and pushed me into a sandbar. My shoulder was out for three days until it popped back in, I didnt know it was out just that there was crazy pain when I went to pick things up. I literally couldnt swing my arm forward or swim at all and I have never had any sports injury, so it was scary. So for six months I did a lot of strengthening exercises and gym, eventually getting back in the water slowly. I couldnt use paddles for a while. If I were you I would ditch the weight training, err on the side of being thankful you can swim and try to rehab it, but you know your body. Goodluck on November 1st!!!
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Colleen Marais
    Hope your elbow heals. After a year of getting into Masters swimming in 2008, I went for a surf on an unfamiliar beach during low tide (dumb) and had my shoulder popped out when a wave flipped me and pushed me into a sandbar. My shoulder was out for three days until it popped back in, I didnt know it was out just that there was crazy pain when I went to pick things up. I literally couldnt swing my arm forward or swim at all and I have never had any sports injury, so it was scary. So for six months I did a lot of strengthening exercises and gym, eventually getting back in the water slowly. I couldnt use paddles for a while. If I were you I would ditch the weight training, err on the side of being thankful you can swim and try to rehab it, but you know your body. Goodluck on November 1st!!!
    Thx Colleen. I injured my shoulder right out of the box when I started masters in 2006. Shoulder problems are much worse than elbows! I'm perfectly OK with avoiding most upper body lifting. I just miss my ropes and med balls.