Slept in yesterday morning after a tough call weekend. Swam in the afternoon at Life Time. When I arrived there were no empty lanes in the indoor pool so I ventured outside. I asked the life guard for a pace clock, and she pointed to the small clock on the side of the building. In preparation for the 5K I decided to swim a set of 5 x 800s with about a minute rest in between. The water was warm, supposedly 84 degrees although it felt even warmer than that, while the air temperature was a balmy 102. After four of the 800s I was thoroughly roasted and had had enough, but as I returned to the locker room I saw that the indoor pool was wide open, so I decided to swim one more 800 at my intended pace for the 5K (1:30/100). I actually felt pretty good and went 11:53 (HR=150).
This morning I swam at Barton Springs because I had an early dental appointment. I arrived at 5:30 and swam 3200 yards (16 lengths). It was pretty dark when I started, but fortunately I only had one minor collision. After yesterday's swim at Life Time, the 68 degree water felt great. Didn't even mind that I was a bit hypothermic when I finished.