So how does one do tempo in the pool that replicates the movement patterns of running? Do you “run” from the shallow to the deep part? At some point, you start to lose contact with the bottom of the pool!
Or do you use one of those flotation belts and just cycle your legs through?
Thanks, dlive and Charlie but that was my next question. If you are running in the water or even on one spot in the pool, how to you judge intensity?
When I run tempo on the field, I have a tendency to want to run too fast (it feels <i>good</i> to run fast!) But I can use a stopwatch to make sure I’m metering my runs. In the pool I would not have this type of feedback to help me out. Any ideas?
PS. As you can tell by my sudden interest in this subject, the weather in my area is going from bad to worse. We are looking at another 6 - 12" of snow tonight and I don’t know when I’m going to see the beautiful sight of a clear track again.