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  1. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by f1refl1es!
    I came close but never caught the CrossFit bug, myself, tho I admire those who can keep up with it. It's really true for me, at least, at my stage (beginner) that swimming is a little bit addictive. I find there is always some thing to work on, to tweak, to improve, to practice, and I really enjoy being in the water. Good luck with your event this weekend!
    Thanks!

    I've been doing it in some form for almost 6 years now... was really into it for a bit, it kind of filled the hole that swimming had when I needed a break after college, then got into Olympic weightlifting, then back into CF. It's like swimming in that there's always something to work on.

    I think part of my CF fatigue is perspective. I swam in college, we got a couple NCAA trophies as a team. That was my athletic peak, and I'm aware of that and OK with it. I want to forestall the inevitable decline as much as I can, but I know it's there and it's not THAT far off (I'll be 29 next week, and got married a few weeks ago so I can see kiddos on the horizon). A lot of the gung-ho CF people act like they're on a mission to be some high level athlete and they're just going to beat their head against a wall trying to get to this mystical "elite" level and get there just by force of will and whatever magic orthorexic diet and supplement plan they've started worshipping, meanwhile they are marveling that I can do something simple like jump on a box and land without looking like a baby deer. I don't know if frustration with that is realism or cynicism, some combination of both or something else entirely.

    Well, that got a little soap-boxy. I'll climb down now.
  2. f1refl1es!'s Avatar
    I came close but never caught the CrossFit bug, myself, tho I admire those who can keep up with it. It's really true for me, at least, at my stage (beginner) that swimming is a little bit addictive. I find there is always some thing to work on, to tweak, to improve, to practice, and I really enjoy being in the water. Good luck with your event this weekend!
  3. Sojerz's Avatar
    Congratulations and best wishes for your future together.
  4. Sojerz's Avatar
    Nice IM times Jeff. Hate Br groin pulls. I had a really bad one about 10 years back and it still lingers in my mind. I "listen" very closely to those muscles trying not ever have it happen again.
  5. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Be careful with the groin pull. Those can really take a long time to heal. If you're still feeling any kind of twinge I'd suggest laying off breaststroke kick for a while.
    I certainly will at that. It was a bit stiff this morning but really loosened up as I ran some. I don't think it was a pull, more just my body protesting a movement it wasn't used to.
  6. knelson's Avatar
    Be careful with the groin pull. Those can really take a long time to heal. If you're still feeling any kind of twinge I'd suggest laying off breaststroke kick for a while.
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Welcome back to the pool. I made my first 'comeback' back in 2000 when I was 33, a decade after I had stopped swimming in college. What I've found over the ensuing years is that Master swimming is a series of 'comebacks' as I go through these cycles where I get in great shape, race fast and then have 'life' (sometimes, also, motivation) get in the way, ... and I start back over again. It's actually quite fun as I think I learn from each 'comeback' how to come back better the next time!
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