Last night I was at the pool. I was doing an interval swim and working on a fast 100. All of the sudden it happened.
All of a sudden I was just gliding through the water. I could feel it all around me and instinctively knew the perfect way to grab it. I was rolling from the hips instead of trying to use my kick to aid the roll. Suddenly I got what Angie meant when she'd talk about using your core. I knew it before, but I hadn't got it.
It seemed effortless, but I could feel I was going faster, and I was. It was like my body just knew what to do and was doing it, perfectly, effortlessly. Stroke, glide, stroke, glide...
I wonder if I will ever get that feeling back again? I have a feeling it's like a runner's high. Now that I know it exists, I'll always look for it, but it will only be there on the very rare occasion.