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My training partner is in Fiji!

This is the true test …. will I get all my runs in this week without having to meet someone at 6:00 a.m.???

I went for a longer run/walk yesterday a.m. (about 90 min) all by my lonesome THEN did a 45 minute drill/swim session in the pool (slow, practicing my TI stuff)….then walked home the .75 miles uphill (well, the last part is downhill, but it really is uphill most of the way…and of course, I’d walked to the gym, and that was mostly downhill….so all together 155 min of working out, if you include my walks, which I am.

I finally figured out a workable answer to the find a pool dilemma.

The pool at Gold’s is really just the hotel next door’s play pool. I tried swimming there once. I’m guestimating it’s only about 15m long, if that. Suffice to say it wasn’t a good option, given I can glide at least a third or more of that distance.

Waiting til the adult ed adult lap swimming starts in January isn’t an option. The pool they use is nice, belonging to Mira Costa High School, which is a short walk from our house, but again, I don’t want to wait til January to work on my swimming.

Master’s groups aren’t a great option because I wanted to do my TI drills, not someone else’s workout. And they’re expensive.

So, I joined the new 24 Hour Fitness in Hermosa (.75 miles away from my house). They have a multilane jr. olympic/ 25m pool, it’s only $25/month to have access MWFSa (way cheaper than a Master’s group), and of course I can do other workouts if I want.

So far it’s working out well.

When the LA Tri Club beginners’ ocean swim workout starts again, I’ll be doing that on Sundays, too.

Re: Solvang — yes, I’ll do a ride report. Sometime soon.

4 comments… add one
  • Cliff November 14, 2005, 9:36 am

    That sounds like a good deal. I wish i have a gym with a pool that is 24/7.

  • Fe-lady November 16, 2005, 12:06 pm

    Congrats for finishing a longer run my yourself…maybe you will get to enjoy it. I now PREFER running by myself as it gives me time to ponder..running yesterday morning under that almost-full moon sure put a nice beginning to the day! (plus I cough and spit alot, so I am not too pleasant to run with anyway!) Maybe next time you can go to Figi with your training partner. I know it’s a destination I would like to experience in the next few years!

  • Steph November 16, 2005, 4:19 pm

    When I run by myself I usually listen to my ipod mini (pink, so girly, but in a nice black vaja case) and really zone out….so it’s nice in a different way. Sometimes, I run without it, just to listen to the waves, birds, etc, if it’s early a.m.

    I hack & wheeze & cough when my allergic bronchitis is acting up.

    Love to go to Fiji to dive!

  • Wylee November 19, 2005, 4:04 am

    I thought I was the only person alive who biked or ran to the pool, good job! And good job on finding a pool to train in to meet your needs! Keep going while your training partner is in Figi!

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