Back in the water today after driving to Houston for Zones on Saturday and to Dallas for the Bon Jovi concert on Sunday. I must say that I am very happy to be living in Austin. My 1000 time was an 11:44, slower than I had hoped for but only 3 seconds off my best and still good enough to place me in the top 20 in my age group. The results have not yet been posted so I have not actually seen my splits, but I have been told I split it evenly. My heat didn't start until close to 4:00, which is a bit late in the day. I warmed up twice, but I don't think my second warm up was adequate (300 swim followed by 9 x 50 @ 1:00--a mix of drill and pace work). As I tend to perform much better mid morning, I have decided to enter the 1000 at Nationals rather than the 1650, which will be an afternoon event.
The Nitro pool was set up long course this morning. Stephen wrote a workout (which needed modification to make it a distance work out) and danced around on deck while we swam. At one point he asked me whether I had ever seen anyone with poison ivy of the lung. I had no answer for that. I shared a lane with Tom, Zach, James, Lynne, and David.
400 swim, 300 pull, 200 kick, 100 choice
12 x 50 @ 1:20, 1-4 kick, 5-8 drill, 9-12 swim
20 x 100 @ 2:00, alternating kick and something else, I swam 9 x 200 @ 4:00 instead; the first six I swam moderate and held 2:50, the last three I pushed a bit and went 2:47, 2:43, and 2:45