I haven't been swimming much lately in general and it has all but dwindled with my taper. The swim used to be a source of intense fear, but not so much anymore. I know I can comfortably cover the distance and I know how to manage open water so the only thing I'll worry about is navigating a crowded start. I'm not sure I'll ever be 100% comfortable with that.
I was super lazy all day today (a bit too much fun last night) so I didn't get my swim in until early evening. It was a short and easy one, 3x500 at a moderate pace with a short warm up and cool down. It was uneventful, which I suppose is good at this late date. My shoulder seemed ok despite the lingering pain.
I wish I had more time in the water before race day but it looks like my next swim will have to be my Friday warm up in Lake Ponchartrain. How's that for a reality check?
Distance - 1,913 yards
Time - 36:41