Julie - Thanks for the picture and yes - that is my ROCKET helmet.
I got up early this morning to do a 1000 yard time trial. At the end of January (before swim class) I did a 1000 yard time trial. Same conditions (pool -duh) but I was unsure of the total elapsed time - It was either 16:20 (1:38 / 100 yards) or 17:20 (1:43 / 100 yards) - I'm betting now that it was the 17:20 - I feel faster! This morning I did an easy 500 warm up and then a 1000 yard swim in 15:56 (1:35.6 / 100 yards). A new personal best! It was harder than I wanted it to be - I know it is supposed to be hard but the only time I am going to be swimming in a race I will have that bike and run stuff afterward. My warm up and cool down 500 yard sets were just about the same pace.
Had a nice 5 mile run outside at lunch. I was going to be a longer run but I saw some Sam and Chris on their bike and they were broke down. Sam's cassette lock ring kept spinning off. He was on his race wheels with a SRAM red cassette. Super light stuff. Anyway - it is good that if he was going to have a break down then it is better on a training run than a race.
I am thinking of the trifecta - doing a known out and back bike route in the morning (followed by a brick). It would be interesting to see where my biking is compared to last year.