It was good, too, though I felt rather slow. Legitimately slow - lots of exercise today!
Then I raced downtown on mercifully timely subway trains to meet my adopted grandfather at the theatre for an extremely long production of the entire Oedipus cycle - not a good production, very poorly acted - Tiresias had ludicrous floor-length dreadlocks, fistfuls of which he held in his hands with the effect of making him seem utterly and unintentionally Muppet-like - had to get an emergency Coke at the second intermission - did not sit down to (what turned out to be very delicious and relaxing) dinner till 11:30! Hmmmm, an enjoyable but rather long day...
Warmup (abbreviated): 100 free, 25 breast, 25 back, 25 fly drill, 25 free
6 x 100 free on 1:55, which we kept very well (I note that I really have gotten faster - I was leading, and I found it very easy to keep to the interval, with pretty much 10 seconds rest - I could definitely not swim that fast even a few months ago, so that is a happy fact to contemplate)
9 x 100 as 3 IM, 3 choice stroke non-free, 3 reverse IM (utter chaos - I have to get fast enough to lead on IM stuff too, as it is I am hopelessly slower on these than on freestyle bits! We were assigned sendoffs that I think were just unrealistically fast for actual lane composition, 2:30 for the IM and 2:25 for the other - I did back, everyone else did breast, so I led on the middle three - but we were not making them at all - probably 2:45 is more sensible, if there is nobody a bit faster to lead and it is that long a set?)
3 x 200 pull on 4:10, 4:00, 3:55 (but I do not understand why you get given three times when really you only have 2 sendoffs) - a nice surprise here which is that one other fellow is an amazingly fast puller, much faster than he is as a regular swimmer! Which makes me think he should be able to easily figure out how to swim a lot faster also! He overtook me after a 100 & thereafter led - I like leading, but I like it even more when somebody is having a very good swim! Should be he could get a few tips from the coach about body position and streamline and be swimming a lot faster in general...
50 easy swim down
2350 yards total