OK, that was better...
The ride down was fine, the ride back a bit more crowded - it is, alas, a beautiful evening. Which makes people want to come outside, to my chagrin!
Red-letter day: they have finally opened up that bit of riverside bike path that they've been working on for the past few years. A pity that people want to wander along it in a leisurely way! That said, and although I myself have never seen the point of the leisurely stroll or ride (if it is not actual training, I would be far more likely to be inside reading a book), I don't mind riding slowly along the west side path, as I am using it for transportation rather than for training as such.
A very nice swim - at the 600 mark, I felt normal for the first time all day.
It was the day of fours - I thought that at the very least I could do 4 x 400, but in the end I did swim 5 x 400 after all. Truly enjoyable.
Warmup: 400 free with every fourth length stroke (alternating breast, back)
Kick: 400 flutter with every fourth length alternating whip, dolphin
Drill: 4 x 100 drill-swim by 25 (catch-up, fists, front scull, finger-drag)
Free: 4 x 100 on 2:30, build by 25 (to my surprise I was still swimming 1:48-49 on these, despite starting out relatively easy - I guess it is a way of tricking yourself into swimming negative splits)
Stroke: 4 x (2 x 50, first as drill-swim by 25, second as swim), IM order
2000 yards total