At JN this morning and was in the water by 0520. I was not really motivated this morning and had already mentally resigned to being happy if I only did 2 laps. It normally takes me about a mile to warm up. Today I finished my first lap (1.5 miles) and I wasn't feeling any better. Liz arrived and I told her I wasn't feeling up to doing 3 today. My triceps and sides just flat out hurt. Each pull I felt a twing of tiny pain. I guess I pushed it a bit too much on that pull set yesterday. Once we got to the first turn around, I started to feel a bit better. Muscles finally warmed up and I started to pull better. I shortened my stroke slightly but increased my rotation. I started swimming a LOT faster. I felt much better and was on a good fast cruise speed for the rest of the lap. Even Liz noticed how fast I was going. She was done with one but I felt good enough to do one more. Finished my feeds and headed back out. I kept the quick stroke count going. Not sure how my speed was but I felt pretty good. When I was on the home stretch, I got a bit tired out. I was hungry and my arms started to ache. I needed some Vitamin I! I eased back and did technique work for the last 1/4 mile. I'm going to start ramping it up with this faster rotation and see how it goes.
4.55 miles OW