Yesterday was a rest day after a big workout weekend. Today the pool was quiet, so I settled in for a nice medium length swim, nice and easy and relaxed. I mainly worked on stroke mechanics, concentrating on moving smoothly through the water, becoming one with it, rather than powering through it. See below for lap times and further commentary.
1:47, 1:58, 1:59, 2:00, 1:57 (500m 9:43)
Nice and easy start, relaxed and stretching. (The shark emerges from his torpor and thinks about breakfast.)
1:59, 1:59, 1:59, 2:00, 2:00 (1K 19:40) Finding a pace and settling in. (The shark checks out his favourite places.)
1:59, 1:59, 2:00, 1:55, 2:00 (1.5K 2:34)Enjoying an empty pool. (The shark cruises along in a hopeful way.)
1:58, 1:58, 1:59, 1:56, 1:55 (2K 39:21) Some idiot with lots of toys joins my lane, but is smart enough to swim on his side. Even with fins on, I swim faster than he does. (The shark senses his prey, and after a brief, all too brief chase, catches and gobbles the prey so neatly that not one drop of blood escapes. The shark hits the hot tub for a beer, eyes a CYT, but decides he doesn't need desert so early in the morning.) All is calm.