Thursday, March 18
by, March 18th, 2010 at 06:09 PM (2409 Views)
200 fly drills
10 x 50 double shooters w/MF @ 1:00
4 x 25
odds = fast evil w/ MF
evens = EZ
1 x 50 AFAP evil w/MF
went high 29
4 x 25
odds = AFAP free w/fins
evens = EZ
1 x 50 dolphin kick w/board & MF
tons of calf cramps, ouch
forgot to take magnesium (Sports Legs) before working out
ART, 30 minutes
My doc commented that I was tight. Not surprising since I've been too tired and lazy to stretch. hehe And there was some soreness in the "fly-back" muscles. I think this is just due to the fact that I spend about 75% of my swimming in a streamline position.
He did say it was good that I laid low and didn't overdo it this week. I only hope I can overdo it next week! I'm penciling in a bikram class for the day after Albatross.
We discussed supplements again briefly in light of the "snake oil" articles from the Post. He hadn't read them, but did say that the problem with the supplements used in those studies to test disease prevention is that they are of OTC not medicinal grade strength. I wish there was more research done on the benefits or lack thereof of supplements for athletic performance. But, gee, I guess disease is more important.
Here's an article I saw about nutrition (as opposed to supplementation) for athletes: http://www.active.com/running/Articl...tm_medium=feed
I read some of the comments on this article. It seems runners are using the following for post workout recovery: Advocare, https://www.advocare.com/10015953/St...lavor=B&size=P, exFuse 7 PROformance, http://www.extractfuzion.com/shop/vi...=1&productid=4, and Body Fortress Advanced Whey Protein, http://www.substancereviews.com/supp...r-ratings.html. Looks like a couple of these have creatine in them. I didn't realize Advocare products had that ingredient ...
Jimi is pitching a story to Men's Health on PRP. http://www.treatingpain.com/diagnosi...ch-plasma.html; http://www.terumo-cvs.com/optimizing...elet_gel.shtml. As far as I know, I'm the only masters swimmer that has attempted that for shoulder repair. But, sadly, since I am a chick, men's health doesn't care about my experience ... lol. So Jimi may try to experiment on himself!
Article on Caffeine: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...ee-ladies-only
Article on late night snacking: http://www.examiner.com/x-10302-Phil...-healthy-foods
I am bored to death with feeling sickish, tired and doing dreadfully dull workouts. I'm mostly recovered, but now feeling allergy symptoms in the ENTs. I'm reverting to an Ande-ism and have resolved to just "act as if" I'm perfectly healthy and ignore all symptoms of any Jimi type malaise. So there.
I'm not looking forward to trying on my kneeskin, which I hope does, in fact, arrive tomorrow. Julie Mulie already tried hers on and was traumatized by the experience. I expect to be as well. I've always said that kneeskins were NOT the way to go!