Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Setback #1 - Pulled Muscle

Some time last week, I tweaked a muscle in the middle of my back on the right side. I probably did it during one of those great swim practices I had, trying to flip-turn too aggressively for my own good. Anyway, it bothered me a bit through the weekend, but didn't necessarily hamper my training... until yesterday.

Last night, I went to swim practice as usual. The muscle pull hadn't been a terrible bother that day, so I figured I was safe to get in and do some cruising. Wrong. The second set was some IM work. I wisely bypassed the butterfly, but backstroke seemed to re-tweak/re-sprain/re-tear the muscle. Five minutes into the set, I could do little more than float, gasping in pain. Now it's worse than before. I can't twist or rotate my shoulders without feeling like there's a knife in my back.

This sucks.

I'm taking today off, and tomorrow, and very likely the weekend as well. NOT good. I need to get this fixed as soon as possible and get back to base training. This was not part of the plan, not even a little bit. I am ultra-pissed right now. Sigh.