Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Back in the swim of things.

I decided on my way home from work yesterday that rather than watch the TTT masters swim workout (I would be there since Courtney, daughter#2, swims with the junior team)I would try a swim to test out the ribs again. The problem was that the last time I tested them out I thought I was OK until about 30 minutes after the swim and then agony set in. And it lasted for days.

The pool was set up for 50m lanes. I figured 4x50 with fins would do the trick and that I would avoid the pull buoy from the beginning so I don't need to wean myself off it later.

I did OK taking a long time between 50s. I found it funny how the habit of looking at the pace clock at the end of every interval is ingrained into my swimming technique. I woke this morning and I was still OK. Pain no better, no worse.

Success! I'll try again on Wednesday.


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Carolina John said...

i can't wait to get back into the pool. taking this week off to let the soreness die down is rubbing me mentally. i am glad you were able to get some pain free laps in. healing is a slow process, and as people that like to go fast (running or racing... loved the story on the prev post) we usually don't like to go slow.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good to hear it went well.

Diane said...

Huge Progress. Hope you recognize this as a milestone. Congrats!