Part I: the YMCA pool was open so I drove there and..well, evidently the swim team started at 6. So I was shunted into another lane and even we ended up circle swimming. I ended up beating up my hand on the lane line..it was a bit disconcerting to see so many next to me (yes, they were faster; a lot faster)
I made the best of it..and glad I didn’t know in advance else I wouldn’t have gone.
200 warm up (side, 50 back, 50 easy free)
200 of 50 kick, 50 swim with fins.
500 in 11:14 (zoo)
200 of 50 kick, 50 swim with fins)
100 (interrupted as someone wanted to circle…it was that kind of day
500 in 10:52
200 fins (some kick)
100 in 2:05 (damn, the 50 meter pool is long)
Then most of my PT, including shoulders
Then a hike: first part was on the single track wooded trail, second half had some asphalt, mostly single track woodchip/ grass
The single track: I did have to do some very quick stretches (20-30 seconds) but things cleared up when I was on flat asphalt or gravel. The back is better; that is undeniable. But the reality is that there will be a lot of “activity management.”
Swim: went very well, in terms of body and pain (shoulder and back).
Note: the swim itself went much better than a month ago; I have improved in swimming. But I thought I’d try for a mile straight..just not ready for that yet. I’d get chopped up at Barton Springs.
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