I learned last Sunday the 19th of March at the 3rd day of the main weekend of NEM SCYs that if tired, just get up and go warm up anyway.
I only had time to warm up for 600 yards and I was in the first heat of the 400IM. It was very hard on my windpipe, needless to say! My time was about 3 minutes slower than the National record holder Laura Val!
Only 5 people entered in my age group so I still got us 12 points on that one.
However, my teammates were cheering and my walls were legal and I could have a lovely nap between that and the 50 fly.
We had 15 women's heats of the 200 free followed by 18 heats of the men's and then I made a 7th place on the 50 fly for a 7th place among many more swimmers.
I was so glad I showed up!