Well, I am certainly feeling very bad about how little I've trained for this upcoming race, but I had to write off my more ambitious early-evening exercise plans (it was either a bike or a run + TNYA swim workout) due to feeling utterly awful! Combination of tiredness, end-of-semester wear and tear, bizarrely hot weather (it was near 90, ugh!) and truly epically awful allergies - I felt the need to warn the students sitting closest to me this afternoon that though I was going to be spraying them with sneeze, it was definitely seasonal allergies rather than swine flu...
Still felt fairly awful mid-evening, but the other obvious remedies (water, advil, food, caffeine) had failed to dispel persistent sinus-type headache, so I figured I'd better go over for a swim, and it was indeed a very nice one - not at all crowded, and I swam enough times over the weekend that I've got my feel for the water back, it is that more than lost fitness that mars one's swimming after a bit of a layoff.
Cannot remember now exactly what I did, but along these lines:
150 free + 50 breast (stuck behind a slow fellow!)
100 IM kick with board
100 IM drill
100 IM swim
4 x 100 as 100 free, 100 free-free-breast-free, 100 free-back-breast-free, 100 IM
100 reverse IM (backstroke flags only up at one end...)
3 x 50 (back-free, fly-free, breast-free)
3 x 50 drill-swim by 25 (thumbs-and-salute, catch-up, fists)
3 x 50 (fly-back, back-breast, breast-free)
(I guess I went over earlier than usual - often I only have 35 minutes before the pool closes, and only get in 1500-1600 - this is better...)