Posted by FLATOUT JIM in swim
I just got back from a lunch time swim that featured about 800m of all kicking. I don’t like kicking, in fact I hate it. So why did I subject myself to this torture? Please read on.
After a super hectic week at work, and an equally hectic week pulling family duty, as well as two massive dumpings of snow, I finally forced myself back on track yesterday, signed up for the first race of the year, then headed off to masters practice.
After a set of 4 x 200m warm-up, I pulled myself up onto the pool deck to sit on the edge while awaiting instructions from our coach, and that’s when I felt my right delt, and arm go numb.
My shoulder was a little sore to start from the previous weeks snow shoveling. That coupled with a week lay-off, and then an overzealous start to my Thursday session was too much for my 44 year old shoulder to handle.
So for the time being, I will be working on other non-shoulder activities, trying to get in the pool for a couple of kick sets, and some core work. Hoping to be back in action for my March 06 swim meet.
And to anyone returning after a lay-off, take it easy. Go back slow, and ease into it.
. June 26 is the third running of the Paradise Triathlon. I can’t believe, I am now committed to another spring of building milage and speed on the wheels, sneakers, and in the water.