I woke up this morning sore and tight from the 100 pushups. Still sore and tight in the evening as I'm going for my swim workout. I did a lot of out of the pool warmup and stretching exercises to try to loosen up for my swim - on tap 800 yards for time. As I started swimming my warmup I thought this was a real cruel idea of a joke to have someone swim after a hard chest workout the day before; however, as I was winding down my warmup I noticed a loosening of my chest and triceps. I was still not sure how my swim was going to go. I was initially going to swim the first 100 hard and then settle into a rhythm but decided to try to swim it even instead (effort wise, I do not keep lap splits). I swam it in 13:53 - five seconds off of my best. That's the difference of a couple of sloppy turns and not getting the stopwatch turned off quickly - I'll take it! After last week's unbelievably weak swim this felt really good.
Second workout - about ten minutes after the swim. 5000 meter row. I generally go out too hard on these so I decided to start conservatively and build on the effort if possible. Once again I'm thinking what a cruel joke to put this particular workout after a 13.1 mile run the day before. Once again I was surprised with the result. I finished in 20:34. My best time at this is 20:21 and the last time I did it I finished in 20:47. To say I'm pleasantly surprised is an understatment.
Diet's still good - 98% Paleo from Sunday till now. Meal spacing good. Tomorrow will be a challenge - meetings and seminars all day, but I'm pretty sure I can keep the diet on track. Not worth the reduced energy levels to blow it.