After this morning's swim I went to my Dr who filled out the CS&PF Medical form. He officially deemed me FIT physically to swim the English Channel. They should really consider sending you to a psychologist as well given that swimming the channel is also such a mentally challenging feat.
I have a lab form for getting my blood taken, but I have to be fasting for 8 hours so I'll take it tomorrow morning. Then I'll get to the bottom of this methyl mercury business.
This morning I swam at SDRC since my Dr. office is right across the street from the pool. I was in at 0500 and did:
2000 - 1000 kick, 10 x 100's odd free on 1:30 (hold under 1:20), even back/breast on 2:00
2000 - 2 x 1000's free
2000 - pull with finger paddles
2000 - 500 PT paddles, 500 no paddles, 10 x 100's odd free desc on 1:30 (1:20, 1:18, 1:16, 1:11, 1:10), even back/breast on 2:00
500 free easy
12,500 yards total in 3:45