I wasn’t able to swim yesterday because the centre was short of lifeguards again, so I turned up today wondering what it would be like after last Thursday’s disaster.
As it turned out, the answer was not as bad as I expected. The five second reduction in interval time did make it feel very tough, but I actually managed eight reps before failing on the ninths and had only one further failure on rep fourteen. Even my 25m set afterwards wasn’t too bad. Not my fastest, certainly, but also a fair way from the slowest.
Overall I’m therefore quite happy.