I’m bummed out about today’s workout. I was a little apprehensive about successfully squeezing 4000 yards into an hour, but the plan was to try and get in as much of it as I could before going back to work. Unfortunately this lingering problem I’ve been having with my neck took me out of the game around the midway point. I was really hurting from the base of my neck into my trap/shoulder area. It got to a point where it felt like I was going to hurt something for real so I decided to listen to my body and get out. I didn’t want to, but it was probably the right move…

I think a whole mix of things out of the pool is giving me neck problems, but my head position when I swim is probably exacerbating it. Coach Nancy strapped a snorkel to my head the other day when I was visiting and I think that might be the answer. Me using a snorkel is pretty funny to watch because I suck at breathing like that, but I need to get used to keeping my head down.

Anyways, here’s what I swam before I had to give up:

1 x 400 free
2 x 300 free
3 x 200 free
4 x 100 free

200 slow drill while I wonder what the hell I did to myself…

2200 yards total

I’ve been icing myself down ever since I came back to the office, lame. Luckily I have a break this weekend with no meets. I think I’m going to go to my gym and use that pool at some point to figure out breathing with a snorkel… maybe even a decent flip turn that doesn’t result in me drowning!

One Response to “My Neck Decided it Doesn’t Like Swimming”

  1. David says:

    Using a snorkel takes practice. Instead of a noseplug try breathing in through the snorkel and OUT through your nose.