I had a nice outside run a lunch today - about 6 miles. The weather was perfect - mid 70's, sunny, easy, breezy, beautiful. It was hard to go back inside to work.
The second week of swim class started tonight. Coach Mary had me work on speed. There were lots of sets of 50's working on drills, some kick and pull work (with my new paddles).
At the end of the session I was asked how I felt about doing a 100 yard time trial to get a bench mark - I took the challenage. I set a 100 yard PR by a mile - 1:24. My previous best was around 1:35 - Early last year it would have been in the 1:50's (two years ago it would have been everything to just finish the damn 100 yards and it would have taken me more than 2 minutes - with lots of gasping and choking and much water swallowed). I can't wait to see if this drops a little bit more in the next couple of weeks.