My coach commented that my head position looked much better. I felt strong. I completed 1100 meters feeling really good. My average heart rate was 123 - I focused on technique and counting my strokes for one length - first 19, I got it down to 16 - easy, gliding, smooth. I can swim faster than some of the people in my slow lane, especially if I draft behind them, nearly tickling their feet. Then I have to slow down. My left side breathing is not comfortable, and I can't "skate" easily on the left (with my left shoulder up and my right arm extended). I will work on that.
I almost didn't go this evening. It's tough to leave the house at 9 pm on a Friday, but I am so glad I went. It turns out this is the last Friday night at the pool until Sept. Open water starts in a couple weeks. So I will need to re-jig my swim schedule a bit. This gives me more flexibility. Tuesday's will still be coached.
I hope everyone's had a great day!