Coach’s email regarding today’s swim test (1000 yds):
When we first tested you back in September '08 you came in over XX minutes. You have dropped over 5 minutes in less than 18 months! [16 months actually] THAT IS AWESOME!!!!
I think a year of growing real arm, shoulder and back muscles, for the first time ever, is finally starting to pay off and will hopefully lead to bigger swim gains as I have the muscle to work harder in the pool. At least, based on the pain emitting from those general regions right now, I should still have muscles next time I try to use them. Holy crap, my arms are sore. Thank the heavens tomorrow is a rest day.
Two tests down, one to go.