Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday January 24, 2013

Skipped practice yesterday to rest and rehab my shoulder.  Swam at UT in the main pool this morning with Larry and Korey.  Whitney coached. 

Warm up:
3 x 300 as 75 free/25 stroke (IM order), swam one arm fly
Main set:
4 x 100 @ 2:00, "90%", backed off a bit on these and held 1:09
1 x 50 easy @ 1:00
3 x 100 @ "92%", put moderate pressure on these and held 1:07 without any significant discomfort
1 x 50 easy @ 1:00
2 x 100 @ "95%", held the same pace
1 x 50 easy @ 1:00
1 x 100 @ "100%", didn't put the hammer down and went 1:07 again without discomfort
1 x 50 easy @ 1:00
1 x 8 minutes pull, negative split, buoy only
4 x 100 @ 2:00, held 1:07s
1 x 50 easy @ 2:00


There was more, but I left for work since it was already 7:30 (and I didn't want to stress my shoulder any further for today).  While I still intend to swim at Zones, I really want to be healthy for a run at top ten times in lcm and scm later this year.  I believe that I can stay in the water while I aggressively rehab (is that an oxymoron?) my arthritic left shoulder which seems to be responding to ice, Aleve, stretching, and Thera-Band exercises.  My impression is that the role of surgery in dealing with osteoarthritis of the shoulder is controversial; I certainly don't consider it first line treatment in the absence of a rotator cuff tear or a dislocation, neither of which I have.  Planning to skip Fast Friday tomorrow and swim more of an endurance workout at Life Time instead since I think sprinting is ill-advised at this point.  Physician, heal thyself, as they say. 

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