I do not usually swim during the 12-2 weekday lane swim slot, partly because it's rarely convenient and partly because it's usually intolerably crowded - but I figured that the holiday would mitigate crowding, and it was true. Four in the lane, but nobody was wayward, so it was fine.
I HAD THE MOST GLORIOUS SWIM!
I was basking in the glow of the knowledge that Friday's flip turn lesson has helped me TURN THE CORNER. One of the drills JB had me to involved turning with a pair of kickboards, one under each hand, so as to really get the feel of what happens when you press down with your hands on the water - I think I did not understand this at all before. Other stuff is better now too, but this is the thing that has made a huge difference to my sense of control.
Anyway, I did a longish freestyle ladder as warmup so as to really practice flip turns - much room for improvement still, of course, but it is amazing how much better they feel on the whole than they did a week ago.
2 x (3 x 100) (1) right-arm fly, left-arm fly, 3-3-3, fly swim (2) breast (3) back-free by 25 (flags only up at one end, and enough people in the lane that one is better off keeping an eye out)
1600 yards total
I am in a funny state of mind, gearing up for school starting tomorrow and my first lecture on Wednesday. As of next week I will be more in the teaching groove, but the first meeting of a new lecture class is more like a high-priority race or the first night of a play - gotta gear up for it! I now have the editorial notes on my novel, and the final revision is due on Monday the 28th (I am hoping to finish it before that weekend, though); but I cannot concentrate on that till I have written and delivered Wednesday's lecture!
I am going to do a long run later and ride tomorrow morning...