Friday, March 16, 2007

A Blessing in Disguise

I'd first like to thank Robin and Kyilie for their insight and advice for my shoulder issue. I went to this pool this morning (despite the AWFUL downpour..better than snow I guess) to test out their advice. Basically, I need to make sure the pull component of my stroke stayed along the line of my body and that I maintained a high elbow throughout the pull, so I don't use the "other" shoulder muscles. Sure enough, it worked! The only time I felt pain was when my form broke down and got lazy toward the end of my swim. Today's plan was an endurance swim and I managed to go the full 2000 yards, as I had hoped. The best part about this pain, is that it forces me to use proper form all the time, which only strengthens my swim ability (or lack thereof).

That is, unless I'm feeling sadistic and want to the feel pain...

1 comment:

Kylie said...

I'm so glad it helped! Now if only I could get me to make sure I always do it... :)

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