Very, very enjoyable.
Hmmm, strange day, I felt very cold and tired and rather awful except when I was running, teaching or swimming! That means 4 hrs good, 8 hrs bad - but I do not think I am getting sick, because then I would have been feeling bad during the workouts also. Allergies, tiredness? Anyway, I am quite busy for the next week and a half and then I have a week (it's Columbia's election holiday, and I am free from teaching) in piratey tropical island paradise, so I will not grumble in the meantime!
I LOVE THIS SWIM TEAM!
(Even though lanemate K. and I got bumped up to a faster lane and then demoted back down again when it emerged - what I knew already! - that really we do belong in the slower one! Ah well, I can dream - I will swim faster one of these days...)
Warmup (abbreviated): 200 as 100 free, 50 back, 50 breast
Stroke in IM order: 4 x 25 kick, 4 x 50 drill, 4 x 75 swim (cannot remember sendoffs)
5 x 200 free on 3:55
10 x 50 free as one fast on :50, one easy on 1:10
2 x 50 stroke non-free (I did back)
50 easy swim-down
and then it was over! I.'s floppy-paws thing has made a magical improvement in my stroke - by the end of practice, I was more back to the usual technique, I must concentrate on maintaining it throughout - but I felt very strong and easy in the water, it was great. Not faster as such, just much lower effort level than usual. I was leading on the last half of the hour (the slower lane) - I particularly enjoy leading on the long freestyle sets. At first I thought that if someone was more or less on my feet, that really it meant he would rather be in front, but then I realized that I like working a little harder than average and others like working a little less! Pulling the train is enjoyable to me if I am at an appropriate speed not to hold people up...
2450 yards total