Week 24 - Monday (6 months back in the pool today)
by, March 18th, 2013 at 07:02 PM (618 Views)
Today represents being back in the pool 6 months. As I have written previously I am really enjoying swimming again and can't believe I was gone from the sport for so long. I am in the uk til Wednesday morning and have one more session with my old team. I have really enjoyed training with the kids and I am very tempted to enquire about training with my daughters team next fall when I get serious about training for 2014 world champs. Tonight was back in the Aldershot 50m pool I swam in Friday. Today was a whole squad workout and it was fun. We had a lane line issue during the workout and rather than a 10 minute delay the coach decided to throw in some from the block fast 50s. I enjoyed them but tweaked my shoulder. Probably not enough warm up for these old bones. I iced after the workout and may take some anti inflammatories if it still hurts in the morning. The pain is at the back of my right shoulder and is a deep aching pain. I hope it's muscle but it's deep and could be somethin in the joint. I kept going through the workout and it really only hurt when I lift my elbow over my shoulder.
8x50 from blocks on 3 minutes holding 28s.
2x400 free on 6.30
4x50 from blocks on 5 mins holding 27s
500 free easy
8x100 free on 2 mins
1x50 from block on 5 mins AFAP
Total 4450 meters
Most of the swimmers on the team are sprinters and I have done more sprinting on this trip than I have done during my last six months. On the early 400s I went very steady and held 4.45s and felt good doing them. I lapped a bunch of the kids on these too(it felt good to be honest). The 50s were hard for me but I went 28s on the first set and 27s on the second. On the AFAP I also went 27. I recovered quite well between 50s when most the kids were lying on the ground winded, I was ready to get going again(it felt good to see the older kids sucking air while I was ready to go again). My shoulder really started to ache towards the middle of the 8x100 set and most of what was left was me swimming easy trying to stretch out the arm. I hope it feels better tomorrow.