Last year, for unknown reasons, I loved to do kicking drills in the pool. I don't know why. I also like tequila shots, so you get that I'm not 100% normal.
This year, I have been a non-kicker (knee surgery - as if you didn't know). I think I actually forgot how to pull, rotate AND kick while swimming. I've been pulling and rotating with minimal kicking since January.
Until Karen H (aka ProKaren or Ironwoman Cananda) pointed out that it might be a wise move for me to start kicking again.
I tried it out tentatively. I've had some moments when if I kick too hard, my knees kick me right back. Darn knees.
Last night, I could actually incorporate a little kicking back into my swimming.
But forget about springing off the blocks. No thank you. I will try that out when I am healed enough to run again. (How about that bartering with myself?)
And, most importantly, this morning, my knees weren't uncomfortably tight and stiff from swimming.
The healing continues.