Today was all aboout UPPER body with weights at Zap this morning followed by a swim at Clarence Pool this evening. Clarence Pool re-opened today after one month of refurbishment and it is better than ever. What's not to like?
I shared the entire pool with 2 other people. The giant changerooms were mine alone. The showers and toilets are no longer sub-standard. Parking was right outside the door.
If I'd have been at the Aquatic Centre (otherwise known as THAC) things would have been a lot different. Parking? Could be 300m+ away. Bogans? Always. Share a lap lane with 3 other people? Most likely. That lane is only 25m cos the pool has been split again? Of course. Pay more to get in? Always. Less availablitity of the "50" metre pool? It closed to the public at 7pm, as opposed to 7.30pm at Clarence. Smaller changerooms, even more disgusting after school holidays? Yes, that's a tick for THAC.
My only concern with Clarence is it is a teensy bit colder than the Aquatic Centre. But even that just makes me go faster. It's all good.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Today I went for my monthly "run" up Truganini Track. I only do it once a month because it is so hard, but I do it once a month so that I can always do it. I use the term "run" very loosely. It's about 22 minutes of shuffling and big stepping up a steep hill. Interestingly the times I have run it all the way it has taken longer than my run/big step strategy. THe track goes from the big bend in Taroona (Suicide Bend) to the Signal Station at Mt Nelson. The views are the top are spectacular. Too bad I'm usually lying on the ground, or doubled over near the car park. I don't run down again. Walking down takes about half an hour, and is a lot more pleasant.
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