Today the main set at the pool was 4x500m on 7:30. I descended 7:05.8, 6:56.1, 6:49.2 and 6:41.6. Maybe next week I should just pull out of the race after T1. It is probably about as good as it will get. For comparison sake, more than a year ago about ten days out from Ironman Lake Placid I descended 3x850m r.:20 by going 11:59, 11:54 and 11:54. Arguably, the pace is about the same at 1:16/100yards but I’d have to say that 850s with 20 seconds rest are more difficult than 500s with approximately 25-35 seconds.