Good swim vibes today!
I felt strong from the moment I got in for my warm-up, so when coach announced that we’d be doing a 500 TT my reaction was “BRING IT ON.” My first 100 was in just under 1:30 and I finished in 7:29.5, so I swam some pretty dang even splits assuming I was consistent through the middle.
The woman I split a lane with is usually notably faster than me, but she was tired today and we came in at the same time. It was somewhat awkward and amusing that when we heard the time she says “UGH that was horrible” and I’m like “…yay!”. Remember, folks, it’s all relative - you vs. you. I can still feel great about a time that someone else is bummed out by.