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Crop circles on my back

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by , April 27th, 2010 at 06:07 PM (58 Views)
In my continuing quest for lower back relief, I tried accupuncture yesterday. Too soon to pass a verdict, though my back did hold up well on my flight out east today. However, in addition to the needles, the accupuncturist did some 'firecupping' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_cupping); while this didn't hurt at the time and I'm not sure it has benefit, it did leave me with what I can only refer to as 'crop circles' on my back. It looks kind of freaky. Now, if I find my back holding up quite well over time, maybe I'll try this again. For now, the jury's still out.

I did a brief aerobic swim at Cactus this morning:

  • 1 x 650: various kick/swim/drill
  • Main set
    • 4 x 75: on 1:05, swim
    • 2 x 150: on 2:05, swim
    • 4 x 75: on 1:30, kick
    • 4 x 125: on 1:45, swim
    • 4 x 75: on 1:10, stroke
    • 6 x 100: on 1:45, swim

  • 1 x 50: easy

TOTAL: 3,000 SCY

Commentary:

  • I felt real good on the first round of 75s, going fr-bk-fr on the 1st three and then cruising a very easy-feel 0:44 on the last one.
  • I figured I'd then descend the 150s, 125s and 100s, trying to start easy and get down to an easy-speed 0:58/0:59 per 100 pace. Something left my body, though, after the first round of 75s and I just felt sluggish. I went with the mood and cruised the rest.

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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    I hope it helps! Very Hollywood of you!

    I liked your workout yesterday as well.