Tuesday, January 24, 2017

1/16 - 1/22

I had a good swimming week. With the warm weather, I was able to swim outdoors Monday, which I wrote about already. Tuesday I went to DSU and swam

650
16 X 50 as
  1 - 4 first 25 fast
  2 - 8 second 25 fast
  3 - 12 middle 25 fast
  13 - 16 decline 1 - 4 (39, 38, 36, 34)
800 swim with fins
3,600 in 1:05:11 @ 1:48
total: 5,850 yards = 5,346 meters

Wednesday I was at Plate City for a big swim-pull session. I did

15 X 26
20 X 26
30 X 27.5
13 X 30
13 X 30
15 X 31.5
20 X 30

Thursday I was back at DSU with the Mad Swimming Scientist for 

500
3 X 4 X 200 r:15
  1 - 4 50 fast, 100 fast, 150 fast, 200 fast
  5 - 8 floating 50 first through fourth
  9 - 12 decline (fourth in 2:54)
end of Masters
3,800 in 1:09:05 @ 1:58
total: 6,700 yards = 6,123 meters

I have been having some shoulder issues of late and they came to the forefront Thursday. Over the years, my left shoulder has been injured a number of times and this December and January I have re-aggravated it lifting weights. I have been pretty aggressive with the weights the last few months. Despite my aggression, I never thought I was pushing too hard. Wrong. Friday I went back to DSU and the shoulder was not right. I tapped out after only 2,100 yards. Not only did I tap early Friday, but I dropped my weight session Saturday. It is still bothering me, and that is starting to make me nervous. 

For the week, I

swam 15,188 meters and
lifted weights one time.

A good swim week, but not much else. If you pray, please include me and my shoulder in your intercessions. I have put myself on the line for another Chicot Challenge. I would hate not to be able to pull it off.