I feel freaking fantastic. I'm glad I swam yesterday despite how I felt. Got up at 0600 and got some breakfast, rested a bit and was at the pool ready to go when they opened at 0700.
On the way to the pool, I swung by the post office and mailed in my contract and deposit check for the Outrider boat that will escort me across Catalina.
Today's workout was a pace day. I had long sets holding a specific pace per 100. The first set I did was the longest and each one got a little bit shorter. I was able to hold pace pretty easy for the first hour then when the 2nd hour started, I had to really focus on my stroke to keep my pace on time. On one set, I nearly had to sprint the last 50 to make it on time. I'm happy to say that I made every single time and held my pace exactly how I should have. Some parts were really tough but I stuck it out and pushed myself to keep going and not to fall behind on time.
When I got done, I just was hungry for more and threw on another 1300 to finish today at 7000. I left the pool feeling proud of myself, happy I did 7k, and most important, I was hungry for more! I can't wait till Monday!
It's days like today where I'm REALLY focused and I'm swimming great that makes me remember why I love swimming so much and why I'm training the way I do. I feel a new sense of importance with my swims now and I'm showing it. I seriously want to head back to the pool right now and do another 5000!