This morning I got to my Dr's office promptly at 8am this morning. When I went to sign in, the office attendant said the Dr. called in sick and that I would be able to be have my surgery today. She said I could see him first thing on Monday instead. My instinct was to argue but I realized it would get me nowhere. Besides. Believe or not, Dr's are human too and although you don't see it often, they get sick too. So I took the Monday appointment and drove Cathi back home. I could either go to work, or continue with my day's plan: Go assist Will with his 24 hour swim. I was planning to just go and be a deck support, but I figured I might as well swim as much as my shoulder would allow.
When I arrived they had already been going for 4 hours. I got in and did the following:
3700 - 24 x 150's free, 100 leftover (pulling)
3700 - 21 x 175's free, 25 leftover (pulling)
Took 800 MG Ibuprofen and finished my 24 oz Gatorade
3700 - 18 x 200's free, 100 leftover no equipment - I felt really good on this set. I swam even lengths with a faster cadence (not worrying about efficiency, but just a faster cadence), and odd with long smooth strokes. Shoulder didn't hurt much on this set until I got to the 15th one.
Another 800 MG Ibuprofen and several crackers and cheese
3700 - 16 x 225's free pull
My shoulder was getting bad at this point, but decided to keep going
500 - 2 x 250's free - After the second set of 250's I dropped out as my shoulder was going from throbbing pain to sharp and intense. I continued on doing breaststroke which didn't seem to have any impact on my shoulder. However it was very slow and boring. (Breast is my least favorite stroke).
500 - 10 x 50's breast no rest.
At this point, I realized my goal of getting 39 miles was way out of the question. I tried going back to doing some free, but it just wasn't going to work. I pulled out for good and went and took SDRC Meet posters around to lots of different pools. Also took Austin to the club and then went home for a private walk with Cathi and the two Saint Bernards.
Can I just say that Will is a monster! That guy just kept on going and his pace was insane. If I were to do this event on my own I would have opted for maybe 3500 yards but he was doing 3700 yards, and then spending like maybe 4 minutes for a quick rest and nutrition break. Just a little too short in my opinion. But he was on target to hit 50 miles in one day. That is simply unbelievable! I mean I wouldn't even consider running a marathon in one day, but doing 50 miles in 24 hours? Even at this time, he's been going all day long and still has 9 more hours to go until he's finished. I wish I could have been a better partner on his event!
15,800 yards total
Can't wait for my Monday morning appointment!