Back to kicking again and again and again!
by, January 23rd, 2017 at 12:34 PM (853 Views)
I have been back in the pool kicking for about 3 weeks now. At first I could not streamline but each day it has got better and better. My aerobic side is ok but I struggle getting my heart rate high enough by just kicking despite going as hard as I can. We did this little set last week:
6x50 kick on 1min
8x(100 kick on 1:40, 50 kick on 1min)
10x50 streamline back kick with fins on :35
16x25 kick on :30 alternating flutter and IMO no free
10x50 with fins on :35
200 easy float
and this today
6x50 kick on ::55
5x100 kick on 1:45
4x100 kick on 1:40
3x100 kick on 1:35
2x100 kick on 1:30
1x100 kick on 1:25
8x100 kick on 2mins best average
8x25 underwater with fins on :30
At first the kicking was fun since I had not swum in a while but now my legs are tired all the time and I get bored doing all the kicking. Tom has done a great job mixing up workouts to accommodate me but I so desperately want to swim. I have a doctors appointment on 9th Feb and I am hopeful that I will be able to gradually start swimming after that.
At this point I have almost a complete range of motion and according to the physical therapist I am about 4 weeks ahead of schedule. The sight of the operation looks pretty gnarly but the scar is going to be pretty skinny by the looks of things.