"A month ago, I swam an Aquathon (1000 meter swim/5k bike) and my swim time was 17:18, and last night, in much choppier conditions, I swam a 16:09... For several weeks now, [my] tempo intervals are WAY easier to hit. I have gone from a rather high RPE and barely hitting the time, to a fairly easy RPE and hitting the wall and thinking "Whoa! I need to slow these down." :) I am coming in too fast on them now and have to consciously slow myself down." - Fast50, 3x Kona qualifier. 10th@Kona in age group, 1st in age group at California 70.3 (2010),USAT 2xAll American.