Monday, September 24, 2007

"things like this are a true test to how much you want it"



2 hours pool running!

2 weeks to go!

Calf is improving, and so is my confidence of making the start ready to go.

What did the coach say when I asked if I had to do 2 hours of pool running as per my program?

'Well, bring on the "true test" (and a waterproof iPod case)'.

15 Comments:

Blogger See Zanne Run said...

ahh ... good ol' pool running. excrutiatingly boring, but it does the trick. i've been doing an hour a week for about 4 months ... waterproof ipod is a must. that, or roping a friend into it - it's good for friends recovering from brain surgery or weeks away from giving birth. got any of those friends? cause really, no one's chomping at the bit for that job. "wanna come pool running with me?" never brings out a lot of takers.

12:42 am  
Blogger 21stCenturyMom said...

I hope you used one of those cute inner tubes, too!

Glad you are on the mend.

2:25 am  
Anonymous IHateToast said...

oh he just does it, because he gets to use the dive pool where the synchronisd swimmers are. there's no honour for him. trust me. it's all nose plugs and frilly bathing caps for toasty.

7:05 am  
Blogger the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

dude - pool running will save you. And me, hopefully.

1:42 pm  
Blogger Ewen said...

Two hours of pool running! I didn't think Pat was that mean. Be careful in Melbourne - Albert Park Lake might be a tempting diversion.

7:52 pm  
Blogger Rob said...

You must be a bit wrinkly after 2 hours Toasty. I admire your gtitt and determination. Stay positive and focused. All the best.

8:50 pm  
Blogger E-Speed said...

wow 2 hours! I did 30 minutes and was done. Luckily I am not injured right now.

9:57 pm  
Blogger Bolder said...

you know, you can swim in a pool too...

it's the first discipline of...

(wait for it)

TRIATHLON!

12:15 am  
Blogger psbowe said...

2 whole hours, wow!

4:46 am  
Blogger Peterhorse said...

i think you should put in on said same coach for an alternative group session one friday. would be a hoot having 50 of us doing it at once don't u think?
man that's training the mental side for sure - 2 hours?

10:42 am  
Blogger Runner Susan said...

do you have pictures? cause I want and demand pictures! I've never been good at water running . . . floats don't stay on me very well.

9:49 pm  
Blogger Coach Tammy said...

I have never run in a pool. I have run to the pool, but then I get yelled at by the lifeguard, so I stopped :(

11:59 am  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Holy cow! 2 hours of pool running is a true mental test. I thought I was tough for completing an hour.

2:00 am  
Blogger Sarah Elaine said...

2 hours of pool running? Hope you had a good iPod playlist! I have never gotten the hang of it myself. Here's hoping you're back on the roads soon.

7:52 am  
Blogger Coach Tammy said...

hello? *tap, tap* Is this thing on??? Where's our Toastie!?!!?!

1:27 am  

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