So, I got in the pool today and did my warm up and prep sets.  About half way through, an older lady got in the water in the lane next to me.  She started with a few kick sets and then started a straight swim.  I did a few medium–fast laps, and she was kicking my butt by maybe 8 seconds per lap.  I rested and did a 50m speed test and could not catch up with her.

I am thinking I am totally out of whack today or something, how come I am going so slow!

We both paused at about the same time and I complimented her on her smooth style.  She was looking almost effortless while going faster than me.  She smiled and thanked me, then informed me she was a member of the Mexico Masters National team. 🙂