I had a good long swim yesterday: short warm up; then 3 X 1000 yards plus some, so should be just over 2 miles total. Felt pretty strong, not fast but steady. Arms began to tire. Probably not kicking enough. Sometimes I "drive" with my arms and other times I find I'm driving with my legs- hard to explain, just a mental trick mostly.
I now have 2 weeks until race day. This week I'll continue with Monday and Wednesday normal swims of long sets like 5 X 500 or some such. Then next Saturday I'll need to do some more 1000's I guess, then some shortish workouts Monday and Wednesday the 23rd and 24th, fly on the 26th. Ahhh- the taper, what makes it all worthwhile-- short swims and lots of food. MMM.
I have trimmed up a bit, sure needed to, and happy to see my muffin top shrinking a little. I need to keep this up for my physical and mental well being. Fun to be able to eat plenty and know I'll burn it off.