This is the farthest I've ever swam in a single hour of masters. And, to make it more special (for me at least), this was all done with no fins or paddles.
What's even better is that I know I could go and do it all again. I'm barely tired, really. More and more I'm noticing that my base has developed nicely over the last few weeks (and it's not just in the swim either).
No timed set tonight, which I was expecting. Instead it was 1000m warmup, followed by 4 x 300m sets, and a 100m cooldown - all freestyle. I found my form early and it stuck. What I really liked (and what helped the most) was the first 400m of the warmup was "distance per stroke" drill - do the 400m with the fewest strokes for each 25m length. I was hitting between 15 and 18 strokes per 25m, and that form stuck for the rest of the night.
Now that I'm all pumped up and ready to go...it's bed time. Gotta be ready for tomorrow's speed interval run and tomorrow night's ride on the trainer!
I just hope I can get some sleep. :)