That's it!, I quit the pool!!!
I went to the pool today to do 10,000. I got to 30 laps and found that I could CARE LESS about the pool. The quality of the water is poor and there is something in the water that makes my tongue swell and skin itch. I had to break through boredom and FORCE myself to get to at least 100 laps. Other than work, I don't think I'm going to go back to the pool until the lakes are too cold to swim in. I'm only going to do open water from now on. I find NO joy in the pool anymore and never get bored or have any real mental blocks when I'm in open water. I just feel so much more at ease and I'm pretty sure I swim a bit faster too. I am going to taper down some this week so I may be forced to swim a couple thousand in the pool but I'm going to do everything in my power to hit the lakes instead this next week. I just get so ****ing bored in the pool lately that I just can't get over it.
5000 yards today but I know I could have easily doubled it physically but I know I would have been praying for an aneurysm for the next 5000 yards.