I stayed in for 45 minutes, so I'm going to count it as 1500m. So there.
This will be great for "short" weekday swims, but most of my big swim workouts take me a couple of hours to complete. The drawback of this pool is that lap swim is only open for one hour. I'll have to go to the YMCA indoor pool for my longer workouts. That's okay with me, I love that pool and I won't get sunburned indoors!
Update: It occurred to me since a whole bunch of other tri-bloggers out there seem to be in Major Whiner Mode, I should maybe have casually mentioned that I have to get up at 6:00-6:30 AM and hire a babysitter in order to get these swims done. And maybe I should have added a "Woe is me, sucks to be me" for effect and to elicit sympathy. But you know what? I'm delighted to be able to do them. Especially when it's just a 5 minute walk from home. Training for an Ironman is a "get to do", not a "have to do". The more I do, the more I can do. The more consistent I am, the more I do a little every day, the less likely it is that I will be injured and the better I'll be able to train on the hard days, and the better-prepared I'll be for Ironman Florida. Let's GO!