Any time you set a PB is a success. But perhaps the lesson in this experience is that the best place to put focus is on process, not outcome. I.E. the many little things you strive to execute well, rather than the time you record as a result of executing them.
And of course to back up a step from there, to devote your practices to
1) practicing and refining the skills that help you swim better than ever and
2) Hardwiring those into your brain so they become automatic -- even inevitable -- when the starting horn sounds.
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May your laps be as happy as mine.
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