This morning I started my swim and felt pretty mellow. After stretching my back while kicking for 250 meters, I decided to start doing freestyle laps. Originally, I started off wanting to do either 500 or possibly 1000 meters for a warm up. You can tell I don't have a very specific training plan for my swimming. After 500, I still felt good and went for 1000. At the end of 1000, I decided I'd keep going; maybe I'll knock out a mile (1,650). After a mile, I still felt good, so I kept going. I hit 2,000 meters, and figured I'd keep going. After 2500 meters 100 lengths consecutive without stopping, I decided to finish the total 3000 meter workout by doing 250 more meters, which gave me 110 consecutive laps--without stopping. My previous best was 100 laps. This is a new PR for me! This was 1.66 miles.
The total IronMan distance swim is 2.4 miles or 158.4 lengths of a 25 meter pool. I guess I still have a little more to go. I still have until November to get there.