Tuesday, July 25, 2017

So, . . . , This Happened.

I did 5k in the pool.

Well, at least 5k.  I had to backtrack my count a couple times.  So, odds are I did more.

Doesn't matter.  I am just pleased with myself.


There is little doubt some postural changes are happening that have aided this increase in max distances I have been doing.  Muscles in my back are progressing, but my right leg at the hip is also giving me significant problems.  It easily becomes very tweaked and painful.  Much of every swim is focused on it, which takes focus away from my back, which then screws more with the hip.

So wrong.  To best get work on my right thigh and hip done, I have to NOT be paying any attention to my right thigh or hip.  Yes, this invites repeated lapses and frustration.

But I did 5k today!

So, for now, I am pleased.

And tired.

And getting more sore with every passing minute.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Return of the Tinture

It has been well over a year, but I finally got my hands on a THC tinture again.  I had my first swim using them just hours ago.  I did my normal Adderall dosage, and 1/3 the recommended tincture dosage.

The swim started very poorly, but I kept with it [insert Sixers joke regarding "trust the process"], and it ended up a very promising swim.  Too many little things noticed for me to recall, but hopefully, just as in previous years, what happened before will happen again, and will be expanded upon.

Of the things I remember clearly, the left leg position requires more reeling in, the knee and ankle both consistently hyperextend normally, rather, overextend.  Focus on the ankle and knee results in the hip keeping a more proper position, the left joint more correct creating no burden on the right to compensate.

Otherwise, there was some success with freestyle, maintaining a relaxed back through superior shoulder position I have never before been able to swim with.  It is a much slower swim, not tweaked to maximize leverage, but the feeling was that the posture was much more "correct."

I'll have to play with dosages and such over the coming week.

Progress, the first time this summer, really.  At last!