Monday, February 10, 2014
by, February 10th, 2014 at 10:40 PM (823 Views)
SCY@Fort Myers Aquatic Center
Air temp of 76, pool at 81
Partly sunny skies with humidity at 63%
Resuming my USMS Blog
This update brings mixed news. The good news is that I have been very busy with my professional contract work at UCF. The not so good news is that due to an injury accident during the last week of December, cold weather pool closures, and work travel to Orlando, the last seven weeks have been challenging.
I was playing with my daughter when we fell on the tile floor of our house where I landed on my left shoulder, elbow and forearm (but she was OK having landed on me). The aching in the left shoulder rotator-cuff area has subsided along with the tenderness just behind my left elbow. I restarted gentle weights and bands, two weeks ago, along with medium size paddle work in the water. This previous week was my first full week going between 3-4K each day.
The Lee County Senior Games meet is my next event, which I will enter this coming week. At this time, I am not planning to attend the Y meet in Sarasota.
The FGCU pool closure significantly impacted my swim training more than expected, as the FMAC cold weather policy is ridiculous, requiring a minimum a 70 degree high forecast to open. The FGCU Aquatic Center has become a worst possible case scenario with little expectations to be open again until late 2014. You would think that they would have obtained professional consultations before draining a 50 Meter pool and a 10-lane 25 yard pool in a flood zone area next to 20 acres of land similar to Everglade conditions. Needless to say, two pools that were working fine, are now empty (since early December) with serious issues. While I do not know the inside details, and no information has been provided so far, I find it difficult to understand it came to this circumstance.
Now I am slowly training my way back to "square one" or "first base" perhaps.
400 FR as 2(50K/50RALA/50CU/50DPS
5x50 FR on :50, as 25RALA/25CU *38-36
5x50 FR on :50, as 25RALA/25CU *36-34
5x50 FR on :50, as 25CU/25SPL-11 w/snorkel *35-34
5x50 FR on :50, as 25CU/25SPL-12 w/snorkel *34-32
---200 BK DPS
4(5x50 FR on :50, :30 rest)
rds#1-2) *35-34 w/M-agility paddles-snorkel-tube-buoy
rds#3-4) *33-32 w/L-agility paddles-tube-buoy
---200 BR Kick
6(4x50 FR on :50, :20 rest) w/fins, 1)kick on side, 2)25RA/25LA, 3)50 CU, 4)50 DPS
---200 D/kick on back
4(5x25 FR on :40) 1)kick w/bd, 2)RA, 3)LA, 4)CU, 5)SPL-11/12
10x50 FR on :50, SPL-10/11 *33-36 w/snorkel
200 IM EZ
After feeling awful for two weeks, I am now beginning to feel like I can swim again. Eventually I hope to blend in some quality sets, base sets, and some IM sets.