well, i managed to head out for a nice gentle 10k run last night, including 4 laps around the infamous kent's pond. i took an intermission to swim in the pond and feed the duckies some bread crumbs. i felt great yesterday.
today was a very sluggish day. the run over to the pool didn't go very well. i seemed to be out of breath after 2k. the swim didn't go much better. i struggled to do 45 laps (2.25k) in 55 minutes, more than 10 minutes more than that distance would normally take. oh well, that just seems to be the way it goes. good days and bad days. let's hope sunday is one of the good days. i think part of it is emotional exhaustion from a couple of stressful days at work.
i'll probably do some speed drills tomorrow (likely three 1.5k sprints with 5-10 minute breaks in between); then perhaps give the pool another try.