I'm not an astronaut, but I've heard that when it comes to reentering earth's atmosphere the difference between bouncing off, burning up and entering the atmosphere safely is just a fraction of a degree depending on where you are coming from.
This morning I was able to get out of bed, but I took my sweet time getting ready and I wasn't in the water until 0530. I did:
1000 kick with fins
2000 finger paddles
1000 - 200 kick no fins, 300 free, 200 kick no fins, 300 free
7,000 yards total in 2:10
Left early as I was REALLY slow this morning. Even Raj was keeping up. I went over to the lab and gave up about 2oz of my blood to the vampire for mercury testing. I can't wait for the report.
Meeting with WFPBC this afternoon for a ice water swim.