Swim : 1:03:38
I got up at 4 AM, cleaned the pool and at a handful of Peanut M&Ms. It was a peaceful morning. I woke up to dry roads, but a lot of humidity. It had rained over night and was very foggy. I hopped in the pool at 4:30 AM sharp as planned. I felt alert and ready for the day.
I timed the every 100 meters. My lap times varied quite a bit with the slowest times in the middle and the fastest at the end when I just decided to crank out the last 800 meters at full gas. My slowest time was 107.2 seconds and my fastest was 78.4 seconds. I generally was running around 100 seconds on my laps. Since the pool is relatively small I tried to keep my kicks off the wall minimal since my legs were going to need as much energy throughout the day.
I felt pretty good in the pool and swam aggressively. I figured that fatigue in my shoulders and back were not going to impact my other events. I kept focusing on swimming fast, but also minimizing fatigue in my neck and legs. This is the one element of the day that I felt pretty good about and have actually been able to train a bit. I was over a minute slower than I had completed the same swim in a 25 meter pool in China. I attribute this to being as sea level in China, a larger pool and kicking off the wall in China.
Transition 1: 18 minutes
I had to dry off, put the pool cover on, change into cycling gear, drink a bottle of Coke, and drive to the lake park that I would be running around later.