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    Re: Swim happy

    Quote Originally Posted by MickYoung View Post
    I just got to 60 miles for 2019.

    It's not clear if I'll make 100 miles for the calendar year. I've never done that (although I've done more for August 1 to July 31).
    It's worth a shot.

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    Re: Swim happy

    I am very happy with my new 200m PR of 2:57.0, down 2sec from my previous best from a few weeks ago.
    Current PRs: 25m-:17.3/50m-:37.5/100m-1:22/200m-2:57/400m-6:15/800m-12:56/1600m-26:37.

    My main swimming goal: Sub6min 400m by the end of 2019.

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    I am very happy to adjust my Main Swimming Goal in my sig, from "sub 6min 400m FS/SC by April 2020" to.....well.....my new sig.
    Last edited by Skuj; September 19th, 2019 at 01:22 AM.
    Current PRs: 25m-:17.3/50m-:37.5/100m-1:22/200m-2:57/400m-6:15/800m-12:56/1600m-26:37.

    My main swimming goal: Sub6min 400m by the end of 2019.

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    I'm thrilled with my new 1600m PR of 26:37. (24:59 at 1500m.) This is 64sec faster than my previous 1600m effort, which I confess was many weeks ago.
    Current PRs: 25m-:17.3/50m-:37.5/100m-1:22/200m-2:57/400m-6:15/800m-12:56/1600m-26:37.

    My main swimming goal: Sub6min 400m by the end of 2019.

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    Re: Swim happy

    You are quickly moving up

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    Re: Swim happy

    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__ View Post
    You are quickly moving up
    Aw, thanks Steve.

    I'm happy to have registered for my second swim meet, on November 16th. I entered the 400m FS SC, and seeded at 6:05. My current best is 6:15. I can knock 10sec off in the next 7 weeks, right?
    Current PRs: 25m-:17.3/50m-:37.5/100m-1:22/200m-2:57/400m-6:15/800m-12:56/1600m-26:37.

    My main swimming goal: Sub6min 400m by the end of 2019.

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    I'm very happy with my new 50m PR of 37.5sec today, which is about 1.5sec faster than my previous best.
    Current PRs: 25m-:17.3/50m-:37.5/100m-1:22/200m-2:57/400m-6:15/800m-12:56/1600m-26:37.

    My main swimming goal: Sub6min 400m by the end of 2019.

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    Re: Swim happy

    In spite of being restricted from swimming at all until the surgeon's say-so, I'm happy to have had my discectomy on Friday, because it'll mean (eventually) swimming without pain during or after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swim_badger View Post
    In spite of being restricted from swimming at all until the surgeon's say-so, I'm happy to have had my discectomy on Friday, because it'll mean (eventually) swimming without pain during or after.
    Best wishes for a speed recovery, 'Badger! I had a laminectomy & discectomy of L5S1 back in 1987 when I was only 25 years old. It was 100% successful, and I have never had a problem with my back since. Here's the key: DO EVERYTHING YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPIST TELLS YOU TO DO! Then, after you are released from PT, keep on doing the exercises for the rest of your life. Seriously. I practice what I preach!
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    Re: Swim happy

    I'm thrilled with my new 800m PR of 12:56 today, down from 13:09 in August. (I'm especially happy with the 3:15/3:15/3:14/3:12 200m splits. Sometimes I've died off the pace in these longer swims, and that is an unhappy feeling.)
    Current PRs: 25m-:17.3/50m-:37.5/100m-1:22/200m-2:57/400m-6:15/800m-12:56/1600m-26:37.

    My main swimming goal: Sub6min 400m by the end of 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineK View Post
    Best wishes for a speed recovery, 'Badger! I had a laminectomy & discectomy of L5S1 back in 1987 when I was only 25 years old. It was 100% successful, and I have never had a problem with my back since. Here's the key: DO EVERYTHING YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPIST TELLS YOU TO DO! Then, after you are released from PT, keep on doing the exercises for the rest of your life. Seriously. I practice what I preach!
    Thank you! I'm told it was a big ol' chunk of disc but no complications, and I really haven't had much pain. The plan is to do everything the surgeon and PT says to the letter. I hope I can at least get into a pool soon, though, just to float around.

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    I'm very happy that I have re-arranged my swimming somewhat. I now feel the need for an easy 800m at the start and end of every session. This beefs things up a bit, and it feels like I'm warming up / cooling down better.
    Last edited by Skuj; October 12th, 2019 at 05:23 PM.
    Current PRs: 25m-:17.3/50m-:37.5/100m-1:22/200m-2:57/400m-6:15/800m-12:56/1600m-26:37.

    My main swimming goal: Sub6min 400m by the end of 2019.

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    Re: Swim happy

    Just had my 2-week postop and I am cleared to get back in the water! No breaststroke or butterfly, and no big 2k yard workouts, but it's something.

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    Re: Swim happy

    Quote Originally Posted by swim_badger View Post
    Just had my 2-week postop and I am cleared to get back in the water! No breaststroke or butterfly, and no big 2k yard workouts, but it's something.
    I am glad you are finally in the water. When I was out 6 wk post op it just felt good to be in the water, even though it was 6 more weeks before I could pull with my left arm. Enjoy being able to be submerged.
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    Re: Swim happy

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Stark View Post
    I am glad you are finally in the water. When I was out 6 wk post op it just felt good to be in the water, even though it was 6 more weeks before I could pull with my left arm. Enjoy being able to be submerged.
    Thank you! Since it's my low back, they are considered about flexion and torsion, so I may be doing a lot of kick and pull sets or making friends with a snorkel. (And some very careful test runs - sadly, open water season is pretty close to over here for most of us, or I'd go for a nice float in a lake.)

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