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interesting soreness...

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by , August 11th, 2015 at 03:34 PM (4716 Views)
I think yesterday I was experiencing the delayed onset muscle soreness from the 4600 I did on Saturday with its 30 x 25 followed by 30 x 50. I was definitely stiff on Saturday afternoon and evening, but my shoulder loosened up and I didn't feel particularly out of sorts Sunday. Even got in a short stretch out swim with some drill on Sunday evening. The yesterday the soreness really kicked in, especially in my triceps (I usually feel it more in my lats and shoulders. I probably could have used a quick swim to limber up, but didn't have time (or motivation).

Today I woke up feeling a little more refreshed and headed to the Y mid-morning to see what I could do. I knew immediately where the soreness was coming from... I've been working on long strokes with a good finish and that last bit as my hands pass through the hip region was where the triceps were feeling it. So I guess the sprints, to which my body is still not accustomed, are good for something!

Today I did another 1500+ at dream 1650 pace. Here's what I did:

Warm-up (1200/20:00):
6 x 200 fr on 3:20 (evens pull w/ buoy)

2:00 rest

MS1 (1500/30:00):
10 x 25 fr w/ long fins on :30 (mostly :16, tried to focus on hips and extension, minimize kick)
10 x 50 fr on 1:00 (all on :39)
10 x 75 fr on 1:30 (mostly on 1:00, the last 2-3 in the 1:02 range)

Recovery: 300 EZ back on 6:00

MS2 (700/14:00):
5 x 100 fr on 2:00 (odds pull w/ buoy; evens hard--1:21, 1:19)
200 streamline BK kick w/ fins on 4:00

Cool-down (300/6:00):
6 x 50 fr on 1:00 (:43-:46, ascending times, descending stroke counts)

TOTAL: 4000 SCY/ 1:18.00

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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Alex I saw you entered the Rockwall meet. It will be great to meet you. The meet should be a lot of fun. See you at the weekend.
  2. mcnair's Avatar
    Yeah! Looking forward to it. I'll be there on Sunday with one of my all-time favorite lap counters... swinging by UT-Dallas to pick up Anthony, my middle son.