I'm actually starting to have some fun with the challenge of the cast swimming. It brings about a different type of body awareness and focus. I've been upping the ante a bit each time and working to stay true to form. I hardly touched the pull buoy today, but did my 16 laps of drills (including kick drills, mind you) with just the one zoomer THEN did a very smooth in-the-zone 500 with nothing. Nada. Two arms and one leg. Coulda done more.
This is where the competitive part of me comes out. Now I start thinking how cool it would be to do a 1500 like this and never, never again could I fret about a two-legged 1500. Hmmmm.....
Haven't sung the praises of the waterproof cast in a while, but honestly I don't know why anyone would use or choose anything else. Did I mention it's thin enough that all my pants fit over it?
I've been reading the Long Run by Matt Long. He was a BQ marathoner and triathlete, fireman, bar owner who was literally run over by a charter bus while riding his bike (out of necessity) during a transit strike. He sustained MAJOR damage and it was a miracle he lived. This book interleaves stories of Matt before the accident with his journey back to an athlete. I haven't finished so no chance I'll spoil the ending, but it's been a captivating read thus far.