My strategy of avoiding the weight room because of various arthralgias did not seem to be working, so a few weeks ago I began lifting again. I lifted moderate weights at Life Time yesterday evening, the second time this week, concentrating on lats, biceps, triceps, delts, and lower body. Swam this morning in the main pool at UT and shared a lane with Larry, Pat, Jason, and Katy. Whitney coached. I struggled a bit during the first set but felt much stronger as the workout progressed. I really seemed to be grabbing a lot of water toward the end, possibly as a result of my dry land work, and I didn't experience any shoulder discomfort despite the challenging intervals.
2 x (300 swim/200 pull/100 10 kick switch)
12 x 100 @ 1:15; made them, averaging 1:12-1:13, but didn't feel great
1 x 400 pull, recovery
8 x 100 @ 1:13; felt stronger and made these, holding 1:10s. I believe this is the first time I have made 8 x 100s on an interval faster than 1:15. I was tempted to use a buoy but did not.
1 x 400 kick, recovery
4 x 100 @ 1:10; felt strong on these and made them, averaging 1:07-1:08 (actually went 1:05 on the first one)
100 easy (there was more, but it was time for me to leave for work)