I had to find the silver lining today.
I did a 1000 warmup then just did 200 swim and 50 breast repeats over and over till I hit 5000 yards. My total was 5k. I felt TERRIBLE today. I had no energy and at times I felt like my arms were filled with sand. I really have no idea why I felt like this. Was it lack of sleep from past 2 nights, bad diet, taking Monday off, etc??? What was it??
Well I just kept making myself "go through the motions" of swimming as I pathetically moved towards 100 laps. The ONLY positive thing I could get out of today is that despite how miserable and slow I was, I kept making myself keep going and so if I'm ever feeling REALLY worn out on a long swim in open water, at least I can use this as "experience" that I can keep moving on despite how I feel.
If I feel like this again tomorrow, I might be in some trouble!