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in: Sandy; Sandy > 2016-12-13

Dec 14, 2016 2:52 AM # 
Tom O:
the swimming on your knee? Not bad I hope.
Dec 14, 2016 4:05 AM # 
Nice! Loving your inspiring training as of late; and that you are being careful of that knee.
Dec 14, 2016 4:53 AM # 
Swimming is not as benign as you might expect - flutter kicking generally hurts so I hardly kick at all and at the ends of the lane I can only push off with my good knee. I competed on swim teams for several years when I was younger so occasionally I'll forget to be careful. Luckily I always swam mostly with my arms so it's not a big deal.
Dec 14, 2016 2:38 PM # 
Sounds like good cross training, and you know what you're doing.

I took a swim in Lake Tahoe a few years back which was better than I had imagined for my shoulder. My favorite stroke is breast stroke and it seemed to be a good movement for it. Kicked only when I felt like it. Unfortunately I don't like chlorine much so I don't look for pools to cross train in.
Dec 14, 2016 3:11 PM # 
The pool I swim in (one of two at work) uses something other than chlorine - bromine maybe? It doesn't bother me nearly as much as chlorine. The hard part is convincing myself to swim when it's cold out. Once I'm in the pool it's not a problem.
Dec 14, 2016 9:23 PM # 
Good job! I smile when I see swimming on your log. I also swim mostly arms because of my ankle issues. Also have to be careful pushing off.
Dec 14, 2016 9:47 PM # 
You were definitely the inspiration for swimming. I was curious to see if I still could manage to swim the distances you were doing for the triathlons and was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it was so I've kept going every so often.
Dec 19, 2016 5:24 PM # 
Good to see you swimming. I didn't realize you competed.
I like the flutter kick because I feel it helps strengthen the abs more but I had to teach myself that as I naturally tend to use a scissors kick with the craw. It is a slower, more powerful move and is easier on the joints. If my knees or ankles hurt I revert back to that.

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