Leg Pain In The Pool
I’ve been promoted! Woo, wooo wooo!
After only 20 minutes or so of yesterday’s swimming session at the NE31 Tri Club, I got moved up a lane - out of the Learners’ Lane, and swimming with the Big Boys (and Girls) again. And the funny thing was that I found the pace OK - I don’t mean really easy, but not drowning-man tough.
Unfortunately after only about ten minutes, I got a really serious cramp down the length of my left vastus medialis muscle (it’s the one that bulges out somewhat on the inside edge of your thigh, just above your knee). It was like the muscle had formed a pencil-shaped knot along its length. Stretching it out only seemed to make it worse, though after ten minutes or so, it had relaxed enough to start swimming again.
The problem seemed to be the push off from the end of the pool, so I tried to make sure my left leg was completely passive at the end of each pool. But to no avail - it started cramping up again pretty soon. But this time, I caught it early, before it was fully cramped. So I had to sit out most of the rest of the session
It seems OK now though . . . and I’m really looking forward to the next swimming session on Thursday!
- Type: Swim
- Date: 02/11/2008
- Total Time: 00:45:00.00
- Distance: 1,400.13 m
- Average Pace: 3:12.84/100m