Monday, February 6, 2017

1/30 - 2/5

It was not a big week, but at least I resumed training. Monday I took a little walk and a long nap. The measly 1.69 miles was a bit better than nothing but not much.

Tuesday I walked 2.02 miles and finally got back into the water at Masters. I swam with fear and trembling. We did

8 X 75 @ 2:00 breathing 3, 5, 7 X 25s
16 X 50 @ 1:30
200 easy
total: 2,350 yards = 2,147 meters.

I had no pain or discomfort, but I held back a lot. My confidence will take some time to return.

Wednesday, I walked 2.06 miles and then lifted weights, if you can call it that, for the first time in a couple of weeks. I went super light and super easy. On the bench I did

10 X 50
10 X 70
12 X 90 

Thursday, I let the legs rest. Yeah, I  have fallen that far. At Masters I swam

8 X 50 @ 1:30 decline 1 - 4 (I tried to hold back but did :36 and :36 on the third and fourth rep of the second four 50s). Then we swam
4 X 150 as  1- first 50 fast
                 2- 100 fast
                 3- all fast
                 4- choice of 50 fast
4 X 150 as floating 50 fast, fourth all fast
600 breathing 3, 5, 7 by 50s
400 easy
total: 3,100 yards = 2,833 meters.

I swam harder than I intended, but I felt no discomfort. I think I am OK, but my mind won't relax yet.

Friday, I went back for

1,200 21:14
1,300 22:26
400 6:48
400 7:00
400 6:58
total: 3,700 yards = 3,381 meters.

Saturday the wife and I both did a good share of napping. Eventually I dragged out to Plate City for another restricted workout. I benched

13 X 55
12 X 75
12 X 95

I also walked 2.45 miles.

So although it was not much, it was a start back. Usually I keep a close check on last year's training diary as I build up for Chicot. Not this time. I must be careful and increase with restraint. I must wade into my beloved lake with healthy shoulders.

For the week, I

swam 8,361 meters,
walked 8.22 miles, and 
lifted weights gently two times.

Besides resuming training, I called over the South Shore Cottages to reserve the pontoon boat. They told me they not longer rented boats. !!!!! They also informed me that the State Park did. This was something I did not know, so I called the Lake Chicot State Park and started asking questions. They only have ONE pontoon boat and they don't start taking reservations until March 1. After relaying to them my situation, they said I could have the boat, but I will not rest until March 1 when I call them back to confirm my reservation.

Also, I secured my room at Lighthouse Inn. Patti Tuggle was happy when we talked and she found out I am doing the swim again. It is nice creating these connections over the years of Chicot. A lot has changed in the swim, the crew, and the buildup. I'll be writing more of that later.

Praise be to God from whom all blessings flow.