Arrived at the pool today to claims from the lifeguards that it was 40C on poolside. I can believe it, too. Walking out of the changing rooms felt like running into a wall of hot air. The water was far more pleasant (and for ten to fifteen minutes I even had it to myself).
I can’t claim the set was easy today, but it didn’t feel quite as punishing as it has been. I’ve been experimenting a little with my body position and I’m finding that if I swim in a position where my head feels just a little deeper in the water then my legs seem to lift slightly and I think I’m probably more streamlined. Whether that’s the reason or not, it does seem to make reps in the 47s easier to achieve, whereas I tend to drop back to 48s otherwise.
Anyhow, whole set completed again, no fails, very happy. My only concern was whether the older lady who decided to swim next to me and wander all over the width of the lane was going to be in the wrong place when I launched off the wall on the turn.
USRPT distance this year: 165,800m
Total distance this year: 169,950m