Holy Hannah FOMC was busy this am. I went out to my usual lanes, and between the two there was 5 people swimming. Happily, one guy moved over and I shared with one other person until one of the regulars joined. I swim just a bit faster than both, and they're really good about sharing.
There were some other people there swimming much quicker than normal, doing intervals or something, or maybe they've been sandbagging. That encouraged me to keep up the pace, or try to. The goal was to swim for 30 minutes and see how far I got.
1550 m in 29:46 if I've counted right.
1:41, 1:54, 1:55, 1:56, 1:53, (500 m 9:22) 1:54, 1:55, 1:54, 1:58, 1:57 (1000 m 19:02) 1:55, 1:58, 1:58, 1:58, 1:55 (1500 m 28:46) + 1 minute for the last 50 m. Overall that works out to about 57.5 seconds per 50 m.
Considering I had no expectations whatever about this, I'm very pleased. My 1K time is only 14 seconds off my fastest time. It's clear the last half of the swim was sliding toward my relaxed 1 min 50 m pace but overall it's a very consistent swim for me. My stroke felt strong and steady.
And it's WARM here today!! Well, not everybody would think -2 is warm, but compared to the deep freeze of the last little while, it's practically shorts and T shirt weather.