All through my long swim today I felt like I was going faster than usual. I can't actually see the pace clock and the minute hand doesn't work right anyhow. I can only check my watch occasionally because my goggles are usually too foggy to read the numbers. So it's not until I get home and put my total distance and time into my spreadsheet (yeah, I track my long swim pace in a spreadsheet. Doesn't everybody?) that I find indeed I was swimming 40 seconds per mile faster than my average pace. It's nice to know that my feeling of going faster corresponds to reality.