on the advise and perserverance of a friend, i got my HR zones and vo2 max tested this week.
happy with my baseline, knowing that just losing the 5 lbs i've put on will increase my #'s sufficiently. when combined with a kick ass training program, i should be good to go for next season.
not sure how accurrate the test is without the finger prick, but it's something tangible for me to work on.
feeling a little better in the pool. doing more short, speedy stuff.
last night: 3050 m with masters
1:15 on the trainer..... good workout, now that i'm watching the HR!