17 March 2006
ERIN GO BRAGH!!!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!!
This is actually my boss's dog but I just could not resist. Little Bear is an Australian Shepard who is 18 months old. Smart as a whip and cute as a button and apparently part Irish :)
On to serious things. Today was swimming. I had planned a fairly light day; 200m warm up working on form, 500m at (what I think is) race pace, 300m drills; that was it. I did the 200m warm up and felt like I was just gliding through the water. Total Immersion says to roll and glide slightly with each stroke and reach with your stretched out hand. I was really working on reaching and rolling and just felt like I was going really far on each stroke - I like that feeling. Then I did 500m at what I think race pace will be. I didn't try to go superfast but I tried to keep it up so I was a little bit out of breath but tried to hold it pretty steady. When I finished the 500m my right hand was numb. Ummm, this is not right. I stopped and stretched out my shoulder and it a minute it was fine. So I started to do my 300m of drills and within 50m the hand was numb again. I stopped and stretched and it was fine again. So I did 200m super slow working on really good form and trying to just use the range of motion in my shoulder to stretch it out a bit. At a certain point in the stroke I could feel a twinge of numbness, it would just come and leave really quickly. I decided not to push it and called it a day. As I was showering I was thinking about the numbness and wondering if I should go to a doctor, maybe I had done something to it, I was a little concerned. Then, as I was shampooing my hair, I heard a crackling noise in my shoulder and it all came back to me. Back in my early 20's I fractured my clavicle on the right side and over the years arthritis has developed in that shoulder area. Whenever I switch my strength training routine my shoulder acts up. Usually I get pain in the clavicle or back of the shoulder, I'm fairly certain this is just a new manifestation of an old injury. So I only got in 950m but I figured it's better to rest than to push it, especially with my first race in 9 days.
Times: 200m warm up = 5:34
500m race pace = 13:33
50m drills = 2:14
200m slow = 7:15
Totals: 950m in 29:29 minutes.
Not too shabby considering I was working under a handicap.
So I successfully made it through one solid week of training. Tomorrow is my rest day, actually I'll probably be moving and painting, and Sunday I have got to get a serious brick in.
Hope everyone has a great St. Patty's Day; tonight there will be beer!!!!
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