So I up and joined the YMCA in December, and have been going six days a week ever since.
I alternate my workouts. Some days I swim, some days I just treadmill, and some days I treadmill and do the circuit training machines (ten in total).
I DON'T overtrain. When I began, I could swim four lengths of the pool (50 meters) and have worked up to about 16 lengths, pausing after each one to catch my breath. With the machines, they're all set for the lowest weight so far, and I do three sets of 15 reps per machine. And I do the treadmill at about 3 mph for 30 minutes.
After each workout, I take a jacuzzi for about 15 minutes, and spend about 5 minutes in the sauna.
I've developed persistent pains in my back just below the shoulder blades. I have a long-dormant history of pain in my LOWER back, but this is different. It's in the middle of my back, near the sides.
So - is this from swimming? Or the machines (one of them is a machine to twist the torso)? Or just a coincidence?
It's not debilitating pain, it's annoying pain. Sometimes when I swim it goes away, sometimes a couple of hours after I swim it's worse. Some days it goes away completely.
Just wondering what might be the cause and what might be the recommendations.