I went swimming today for the first time since the Boise Half Ironman in June. It seems that my overall fitness level has dropped in the last few weeks. I never imagined getting back into swimming would be so hard – aerobically speaking. This time I tried out my new fistgloves (http://www.totalimmersion.net/fistgloves.html). They are basically latex gloves with no fingers, therefore your hand is a fist inside of them. The idea is that you have less of a paddle to swim with and it will improve your technique. I also tried out my new electronic lap counter. It normally fits around the index finger and is operated by cliking a button with the thumb. Wearing fistgloves is not conducive to using lap counter that is supposed to go on a *finger*.