This morning when I got up at 0400, I couldn't lift my left arm without serious pain. I went back to bed, I was so tired. But then I realized I should at least go in, sit in the hot tub and try to stretch it out and really do an assessment of it in the pool. I got there, sat in the hot tub for about 10 minutes and then got in the pool at 7:00. I started out with:
1000 - 10 x 100's alternate free and breast :10 ri
No pain at all on breast, but left arm recovery on free was pretty painful. But bearable and seeming to get better so I continued...1000 - 10 x 100's alternate kick (no fins) and free :10 ri
1000 - 10 x 100's all free on 1:30-1:40
Then did the above set all over. The left shoulder was getting better and less painful as the workout went on.
6,000 yards total in 2:15
By the end, it was just an annoyance and not really a pain. Stopped at Walgreen's on the way to work to get some heat patches and man those are awesome.
At any rate this month has been a good month. In fact it breaks my last PR of the furthest distance in one month. Last record was 145 miles. This month I swam 147.3 miles (259,250 yards). Not too shabby.