On Sunday I swam 3200 yards at Barton Springs with David, Anthony, Scott, and Tricia. We were joined by David's daughter, Emma, and Anthony's daughter, Gracie. This morning I swam at UT in the diving well; the main pool has been drained and is still undergoing renovation. Whitney coached. The water was a bit warm, around 82 degrees. I had lifted light to moderate weights yesterday evening (which didn't seem to bother my elbow) and felt sluggish in the water today. I led my lane for most of the workout but left early (around 7:40) to get to the hospital. I shared a lane with Ed Coates and Kristy Ditzler (whose brother Kyle was a phenomenal swimmer back in the day); Larry Wood swam in the next lane over. He changed the interval midway through the set of 100s which surprised his lanemates; our lane stayed on 1:20.
500 swim, 300 pull, 100 kick
20 x 50 @ :40, easy kick on back for #10 and #20; averaged :36-:37--a tough set right after warm up
4 x 25 @ :30, one breath
10 x 100 @ 1:20, easy IM on #10; averaged 1:14 (En2) which is too slow
4 x 25 @ :40, no breath
5 x 200 @ 2:40, swam four of these holding 2:30, again at En2 pace, then left for work since I wasn't sure about traffic. Larry had invited me to change lanes and swim these on 2:35, but I declined.
It took me about forty-five minutes to go from the pool deck to the hospital, including a stop at Starbucks, which as it turns out is comparable to the commute from Nitro. My elbow was only a bit sore today. I have been using my Thera-band flex bar for a rehab exercise called the Reverse Tyler Twist, basically an eccentric contraction exercise targeting the wrist flexors and pronator teres. I decided to return to the gym because I think that I need to maintain strength in the various opposing major muscle groups.