If you spend a long time in the pool you might find that your ear become sore and itchy. These are the early signs of swimmer's ear; infection caused by water. Buy a pair of swimming ear plugs and save yourself from needing treatment. ZenPlugs are ideal because they are non-porous and last for years. Because they are fitted to your ears personally they create a really close seal which is excellent at keeping water and bacteria out of your ears. They are antimicrobial so kill germs which might cause swimmer's ear.
Serious training in the pool can be a real bore. Did you realise you can buy waterproof MP3 players? You can use them in the pool to liven up your training and keep yourself motivated even when your spirits are low. Check out plenty of reviews to make sure you get a good one.
You can create various playlists so you have different moods for alternative workouts and jogging routes. This can keep you interested and motivated when you are out running the same route again on a rainy November night. Even when you've got a headache, your feet hurt and you'd rather be at home watching the telly with a glass of wine.