PT, walk, more PT, rest, swim.
As I started the walk, I knew I just “didn’t feel it.” It was wet, damp pavement and I decided to try a different course and do 2 one mile walks. But as I approached a mile, while I didn’t feel outstanding, I didn’t feel horrible either. So I decided “get it over with” and the last 0.4 miles were kind of rough..not terrible, but very mild pain…and at times, when I focused on posture and locking the lumbar, the pain darn near went away..only to come back when I relaxed too much and slumped a little.
The second mile was actually a bit faster than the first so there was no great power loss.
Then came more PT then rest, then swim.
600 of side/back; raced the slower freestylers while doing these and held my own..even won.
200 of front/swim
200 of fins: 75 drill, 25 swim
Then I did a weird set of 200 hard, 200 pull times 3, resting just enough to check my time and make the equipment change:
3:37, 7:30, 11:11, 14:58, 18:41, 22:36
Swim segments: 3:37, 3:41, 3:43
Pull segments: 3:53, 3:47, 3:55 (these were recovery intensity)
Post swim: 203.4 lb. Ok for after the weekend.
Reality: I think that weight loss would help me a great deal. I’d probably feel great at 185…even 195 would be better.