Sleep is F'in Awesome!, Wednesday, July 29
by, July 29th, 2009 at 06:33 PM (1770 Views)
Did a workout that I did about a week before Auburn.
150 fly drills
3 x 25 build
5 x (25 easy speed fly + 25 EZ)
Felt like I had slightly increased DPK & DPS on these.
1 x 50 back AFAP w/fins
Went 24ish, my fastest practice time ever. But I did go past the 15 meter mark on the first 25.
1 x 50 dolphin kick on back AFAP
Went 23ish, mistimed turn
4 x (25 AFAP free + 50 EZ)
30 minutes of ART for some body work. I bought a tube of traumeel. I've tried many topical creams before, and thought they were all ineffective. This one seems to work and penetrate into the shoulder capsule. Of course, it could just be the placebo effect too, as it is with so many things ...
My chiro noticed I was congested, and my throat has been swollen too. Apparently, there is some mold spore going crazy at the moment. That would certainly explain my reaction as I'm allergic to mold too.
Didn't feel too bad in the water today. Didn't feel too sluggish from the deep tissue. And didn't have that "feel like crap" taper feeling yet. I'm wondering if this has been countered somewhat by the increased/better sleep? Just had my 3rd night in a row of 8 hours of sleep. Very odd stuff. I don't even have the taper bitchies yet! On this note, my doc told me to stop taking B complex vitamins, as that can contribute to insomnia.
I'm thinking of lending my kid my speed suit for All Stars this weekend. After Chris' and Hulk's suit thefts, I'm a little leery of this though ... I do know many swimmers will be clad in B70s/LZRs. My B70 has also seen some use now. If the suits are legal until May 2010 or so, I may get a new B70 at Nats.