I finally gave up on my shoulder. It took up to much energy to address this while continuing to run.
I spent a couple of hours in the late afternoon watching a swim meet on Universal Sports hoping that it would motivate me to get to the pool. I don't know if it helped. Anyway, I finally made it to the pool around 6:00pm as I knew the pool would be closed on Sunday due to Easter. All six lanes were totally empty! Fantastic! That is a dream for me. Having a lane to myself is such a gift. I laid my gear out (you know, fins, pull buoy, kick board...) and took my usual extra few minutes to adjust my SwimP3 player.
Can I just say that this is one of the best inventions ever! Being able to listen to music while swimming has made the endless laps so much more manageable.
After hitting the cool water, I swam my fastest 100 ever! I have been starting out my swim workouts with 800 freestyle and timing myself. I have started to see real improvement and yesterday was the best day yet.
I can actually say that I am getting a bit faster! I don't know if it was happiness, relief, exhaustion or what but I almost wanted to cry after seeing my times. It is so nice when all the work finally pays off.. even a little bit.
Happy Training Everyone!