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.