I officially did my longest swim ever yesterday. It was 3000 yards. Go me!
I had a 2300yd main set, and did 300 for warm-up, so I figured I'd stay in the pool for a 400 cool-down to get to 3000. It was awesome. And someone (who clearly doesn't know much about swimming, thank goodness) asked me if I was on a swim team! I told him that I was not, but the mental push that that gave me helped me drop a few seconds off my dragging-my-ass 50s at the end of a 4x500 workout.
Also, last week my coach mentioned to me that I stopped kicking when I breathe (who knew?) and that I should focus on kicking through the whole stroke. I did that today and definitely felt more efficient.
I love setting new milestones. It's great to actually see the training working, and I'm starting to get pumped for racing to start. I can't wait to see where I am this year compared to last. Hopefully it'll be an improvement!