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  1. 2|28|19 LCM

    by , February 28th, 2019 at 05:28 PM (Blog)

    7th day of swimming again. it wasnt much, but probably spot-on

    2 x 100 on 3:00
    2 x 100 on 4:00
    2 x 100 on 5:00
    all as 50 frs moderate (low40s) / 50 ez (o bk, e br)
    1-4 fr: breathed after the 10, 8, 6, 4, 4, 4th stroke resp
    5 & 6 fr: breathed after the 12, 10, 8, 6th stroke resp

    300 with fins and snorkel- UW atlantis mixed with surface kicking

    The shoulders felt fine, left one had a dead spot after the catch, during insweep. Was more involuntary - as if a protective measure. Nevertheless, still adjusting to swimming and improving on both shoulders, most notably the right.

    3 set: Streamline squats on 2 boxes, tethered around waist with large bungee for resistance

    1 x 40 x 40lb hip thrusts

    weighted plank 40 lbs (already fatigued)
    0:30, rest 0:30
    3 x 0:15, rest 0:15

    Updated February 28th, 2019 at 10:28 PM by __steve__

  2. 2|26|19 drylands

    by , February 27th, 2019 at 10:42 AM (Blog)
    Rogue airbike
    6 x 1:00 on 3:00
    cal each min:

    • 20, 17, 16, 15, 16, 14

    hr each @ 15 rest:

    • 154, 150, 154, 154, 154, 154

    hr each @ 1:15 rest:

    • 120, 132, 126, 132, 140, 140

    work ave (peak) watts:
    • 325 (443)

    • shoulders (12 sets) triceps (7 sets)

    weights for 2|25|19

    • leg press: 1 set 270 lbs 40 reps

    • chest, back, calves superset
    • weighted plank: 40lbs 1:32

    Updated February 27th, 2019 at 03:34 PM by __steve__

  3. 2|23|19 and 2|24|19 SC SCY meet

    by , February 25th, 2019 at 06:11 PM (Blog)
    Had a great time with my friends and team this weekend up in North Myrtle Beach SC. I entered this meet with less than 2000 yards of swimming accomplished over 2+ years, excluding occasional kick-only workouts I've been doing several times or more a month. I included my prior results from August 2016 to see where I slowed.

    2|23|19 (8|26|16)

    50 back 35.36 (31.58) +3.78
    100 breast 1:27.97 (1:19.38) +8.59
    50 breast 38.09 (33.67) +4.42
    100 free 1:03.57 (58.37) +5.20
    50 free 28.46 (25.71) +2.75
    50 free (200 fr relay) 1 (leg 3) 28.09
    ​50 free (200 IM relay) 2 (leg 4) 27.89
    ​50 free (200 fr relay) 3 (leg 4) 27.40
    ​50 free (200 fr relay) 4 (leg 4) 26.98

    I thought my freestyle would be the stroke to suffer, but it was the opposite. Interestingly was for each relay leg I swam, it was a little faster than the prior, which tells me the 50 free is so much to do with the execution of the race and less to do with conditioning.

    I'm not going to whine about how slow these times are because I am actually happy with them, excluding the 50 br, 100 br, and 50 bk

    Updated February 26th, 2019 at 07:37 PM by __steve__

  4. 2|21|19 lcm

    by , February 21st, 2019 at 08:46 PM (Blog)
    Another week out of pool while in middle of trying to get started on a schedule. This time was from influenza A. 4 days of fever (at 101.8 I would drop a few advil). Also had to avoid pool a month ago - I had to get 7 stitches in my leg (do have a gnarly pic).

    Shoulders on otherhand, still seem to be tolerating the pool.

    I am free of the flu, except lingering upper respiratory effects. But as of today I should be 24hrs beyond period of transmitting.

    100 fr
    100 br
    1200 kick with surf fins and snorkel
    100 fr

    Ill start swimming harder when Im ready to. My only concern with the approaching meet is how I handle entering water from the block. Felt a little scary from the side of pool earlier, but the streamline arms feeling stronger than then

    Actually feels good going to meet once without any expectations or stress

    Updated February 22nd, 2019 at 12:54 PM by __steve__

  5. 2|14|19 LCM

    by , February 14th, 2019 at 06:53 PM (Blog)
    400 fr WU SN
    • first time swimming over 100 of fr in a year

    100 br 1:55
    200 kick as frog/flutter
    200 IMK
    200 various with fins

    LS felt little loose, but seems to be getting used to swimming positively

    Signed up for meet 23/24 Feb, with a total of two swim workouts (other than kicking) in over a year and a half, or more. Entered seed times 10 - 20% slower than my times 2016.

    Postponing left shoulder surgery until late summer. My right shoulder still improving from its procedure 9 months ago, but its very slow
  6. 1|4|19 LCM

    LCM - bulkhead installed, dove below it ea 50 again (more interesting this way, get a solid mid-pool boost too)

    5 x 200 IMK on 6:00
    • fl done as UWA (atlantis) with 3-4 breaks for breaths
    • br and fr with snorkel

    600 of drills with surf fins

    50SCM left foot kick
    50SCM right foot kick
    • my left leg kicks 10 seconds faster with less kicks though it is weaker, and I account it is due to how floppy and flexible the foot and ankle is compared to the rt.
  7. 12|31|18 not a resolution at all

    by , December 31st, 2018 at 03:58 PM (Blog)
    Dec 27 LCM danny jones pool
    (Floating bulkhead in use but swam LCM, going under it each 50)
    200 fr ez wu
    1800 lcm various kicking with fins
    5 x 50 flutter kick on 0:90 without fins

    Dec 28
    16 x 0:10/0:30 (AFAP/easy) rogue airbike

    Dec 30
    5 x 0:30/2:00 rogue fanbike/woodland curve treadmill on 4:30
    active recovery on bike

    Dec 31 LCM (pool had bulkhead but went under as I approach it each length to maintain LCM)
    300LCM fr with snorkel
    300LCM UWAK (under water atlantis kick) 10-15m per breath
    6 x 50LCM Br on slow
    1000 LCMkick with snorkel and fins mix of flutter and UWAK
    10 x nb 25 SCM fr on 1:00
    25 fly with fins

    First time swimming fly since april 2016 just to see how my shoulders can take it. My right bicep felt wrong at the lower tendon so I stopped. Probably just not used to the new biceps attachment configuration.

    My lower back started going out a few weeks ago, was worse on 27th, but getting better now. Probably form all the running ive been doing in recent preparation for approaching afr fitness test. Hoping for another 100, but i dont know - fine line between peak fitness and breaking down to unsalvageable

    Updated December 31st, 2018 at 04:55 PM by __steve__

  8. 12|21|18 lcm/scm/scy

    by , December 22nd, 2018 at 09:27 AM (Blog)
    Ran into a bulkhead that mysteriously appeared in the lane during lcm set. Was the type they just drag in to each lane and tie off. Thought they were only doing the other lanes. One side was a little longer than scm, and the other was a little longer than scy, swam both liking the slightly longer than scy one the best.

    200 LCM IMK
    50 fr ez
    200 SCM IMK
    50 fr ez
    2 x 200 SCY IMK
    50 fr ez
    600 fins

    Fly kick parts done as UW Atlantis with 3 - 4 breaths per 50

    Lactate conditioning is not activity selective I find. For instance I swam just twice past 2 months, but my legs didnt mind at all 1.3k of straight kicking, even after pushing a few of them. I have been working LP on dryland at least 2x wk which consists of 30s max efforts (peaking to 800 watts rogue / 1100 watts assault) on the airbike followed by 60-90s woodland curve 6-9mph, then remounting airbike 90 - 120s active rest.

    Updated December 22nd, 2018 at 04:07 PM by __steve__

  9. 12|15|18 LCM

    by , December 16th, 2018 at 03:58 PM (Blog)
    4 x
    100 free
    200 IM kick

    Right shoulder about 70% way to full recovery and whatever was damaged appears surgically fixed. Hand still aches and tingling -probably axial nerve pressure which may improve with regain in strength.

    Left shoulder I plan on addressing early next year. MR with contrast report highlights: circumferential tear of labrum with displaced fragments into axillary recess along inferior and posterior inferior labrum, biceps anchor and superior labrum are nearly completely denuded, glenoid thickening, and Hill-Sachs impaction fracture among others. Whatever that means, it doesnt sound normal. On a good note, my rotator cuff group like the right side, is good. I am looking forward to having this worked on. Ive been swimming with this train-wreck in my arm since the day I learned proper swimming just over 10 years ago. This recent 2 month break from swimming jumping back in yesterday (like a reset) really exposed this limitation, which I learned to ignore out of necessity during years of stroke development. If this will be a successful outcome, I reckon I will have to redevelop stroke by scratch. I will continue to swim leading up to it

    Updated December 17th, 2018 at 11:55 AM by __steve__

  10. 7|13|18 25.9 yd pool

    10 laps free with fins
    4 laps back with fins
    2 laps breast

    At physical therapy. Warm-up, stretches, then:
    3 x 30 reps ea of abductions to side, fwd, and between no rest using 1lb db (270 reps).

    PTA wasnt watching and I was supposed to do 10 reps of 2 sets (PT was on vacation and I wanted to leave early to swim before thunder storms arrive)

    1 x 10 each, on belly 1 lb db arm raises to front and side

    My Shoulder improves every day with range of motion, strength, and decrease in pain. However I have no idear how to judge if I am doing too much or too little. According to the doctor I shouldnt be even trying to swim for another 2 months, but he is not a swimmer and does not understand I can be fairly gentle with my arm using fins and moderately passive strokes.
  11. 7|7|18

    1:30 am nearby pool
    2500 yds kick on sides with fins
  12. 7|6|18 deadpool arm

    assault air bike
    5 x 030 on 4:00
    briefly hit 11XX so arm getting stronger

    weights and stretching doing what I can mostly light weight

    500 fr with surf fins 8:XX
    300 of various other fins stuff

    every day shoulder is better than before, but only just slightly. Really quite painful when I wake up. Stretching lightly in all ranges with both internal/external rotations.

    My right arm still slightly over an inch smaller than other, wife calls it my deadpool arm lol
  13. 7|3|18

    100 easy
    300 fr with fins
    500 one arm (non rehab arm) fr with fins
    50 br
    6 x 25 UW atlantis kick on 0:45 fins
    10 x 25 UW atlantis kick on 1:00 fins
    10 x 25 one arm fr on 1:00 fast

    Drylands yesterday
    Assault bike: 5 x 0:30 AFAP on 4:00 (easy with using right arm), hit 1015 watts
    Leg press 1 x 270 x 25
    10 min kicking heavy bag

    2 months since surgery (LHBT tenodesis, extensive posterior and inferior debridment, and chondroplasy), pain still there but finally letting off, range of movement and strength coming back - can finally push off wall with a quasi streamlined arm. It is difficult to tell if I am pushing too hard and aggravating healing. My PT says i can use weights next week at 10wks, but Ive been doing that at 6 wks, albeit with 1-3 lb db. Good news for me though are signs that I will have promising results with this surgery, the dead spot Ive had during power phase of stroke for 5 years seems to not exist anymore. I will never know if my aggressive approach to rehab gave me 120% or 80% than if I would have followed strict protocol. If I did anything else wrong with recovery, it would be not doing enough pendulum cycles as I am making up with painful stretches now, overdoing it (did active arm raises once at 2 wks), not resting enough. My right arm measures an entire inch smaller than my already skinny left arm

    If schedule permits, might participate in a local meet late next month, NT for all events of course.

    Aruba is around the corner, should be good to go to enjoy the ocean, no cliff jumping however. Plan on saving money and just stay at my in-laws home.

    Going to gym later tonight

    Updated July 3rd, 2018 at 08:32 PM by __steve__

  14. 06|16|18

    10 x 25m 1arm free on 1:00 (non surgery arm)
    500 frg kick (arms passive) 14:00
    60 min various things: rehab shldr range of motion, active range, neuromuscular control, and super easy stroke with recovery not fully above surface. also did relaxing stuff: UW swims for CO2 tolerance, Bubble rings etc


    back machine 55 pounds left arm for 45 reps, 0 pounds right arm for 5 reps.
    Assisted dips: 100lbs 10 reps x 2
    assisted pull-ups: 100lbs 10 reps x 2
    arm bicycle: 3 minutes
    back extensions 60 reps
    calf raises 20 reps
  15. 6|1|18 26.2 yard pool

    snorkel throughout
    Kick, both arms trailing back passively (o: flutter, e: frog)
    20 x 52.4 yd on 0:80

    0-arm fly with surf fins, easy / moderate per length
    5 x 52.4 yd on 1:00

    25 min: sculling, slow kicking with arm at about 110 using frontal drag as mild resistance, and atlantis with and without fins

    31 days post surgery. Just started active range of motion on Tuesday. Md doesnt want me to push the range too quickly, his theory is it will prevent instability later down the road. So I am keeping it no more than 100 now.

    been swimming 3 x wk doing 500 to 1500m kicking similar to above

    Maintaining base fitness 3 x wk with the Assault air bike (rehab arm free, in brace). 2 workouts:
    1) 6 x 0:45 (500-600 watts) on 4:15 (50-100 watts easy)
    2) 10 x 1:00 (300-400 watts on 2:00 (50-100 watts easy)

    Also doing RC scrap for the other shoulder, and whatever else I can manage.

    650 kick with fins, arms passive
    200 very slow sculling motion with rehab arm no more than 110 degrees
    12 min of one arm LP on assult bike, 4 x 40 sec 9550 watt) on 3:00
    active range of arm using arm weight to about 80 degrees

    524 yd kick with arms trailing back, o length frog/e length flutter, 15:00
    15 minutes with fins stretching rehab arm

    6|6|18 scm
    kicking as usual
    passive UW range of motion within comfort as usual

    Updated June 10th, 2018 at 08:15 AM by __steve__

  16. 5|18|18 scm

    the three entry wounds from surgery are closed- 18 d post op

    1150 kick with arms back

    Updated May 19th, 2018 at 02:27 AM by __steve__

  17. 3|31 to 4|3

    3|31 SCM / drylands
    3 x 200IMK on 5:00
    10 x 25 flutter kick (0:25s) on 1:00

    upperbody high reps
    400m run 1:20

    4|1 drylands
    400m run 1:20

    4|2 drylands
    400m rum 1:20

    4|3 SCM drylands
    4 x 200 IMK on 5:00

    400m run 1:17.90
    lower body high reps

    Updated April 4th, 2018 at 04:51 PM by __steve__

  18. 3|28|18 scm

    3 x 200IMK on 5:00
    • arms down on bk kick
    • 12.5m UWDK/12.5m UWalantis on fl kick
    • board/snorkel on br and fr kick

    400m run 1:23

    3|29 drylands:
    400m run 1:19.70 :-)

    Updated March 29th, 2018 at 02:58 PM by __steve__

  19. to 3|27|18

    Ran barefoot 400M
    Ran fast 700M
    Upperbody light, high reps
    20 min of continuous cyclic yoga

    Ran 400M 1:24
    Lower body light, high reps
    10 min of continuous cyclic yoga

    5 x 200IMK on 5:00
    had to leave pool - grossed out over the floating film and how the water felt
  20. 3|20, 3|23, 3|24

    SCM Kicking as normal

    200 IMK's

    shoulder shot didn't help

    Been using a kickboard modified from an old skim board - good for UW's

    Used fins today for UW's - was fun

    also did 20 x 25 fr kick 0n 50 striving 4 30's

    Updated March 25th, 2018 at 10:51 AM by __steve__

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