A nice little Saturday

A few weeks ago during a 5K fun run downtown with Scott Jurek, Brad and I decided we should follow up one of our Saturday runs with kayaking out on the lake. After a few weeks of putting in the miles at Brushy Creek, we headed down to Town Lake for our run this past weekend.

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We had 5 miles planned for Saturday morning so we set out on the Congress/Mopac loop, tacking on a little bit extra at the end.

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We probably started a little bit later than we should have – the temp was already 80 by 8am. Noted: next week we start at least 30-45 minutes earlier. We took a few more walk breaks this weekend than last, but the pace was still faster this weekend – awesome! We packed a couple sandwiches, pretzels and bottles of water to have post-run. After refueling we headed back out for about a mile walk to Texas Rowing Center.

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It was my first time kayaking (I know!! I’ve been missing out) so we went with a double kayak.

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Once we got settled into the kayak, our paddles hit the water and we were cruising!

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We continued east, making our way towards the South First Bridge, passing the dog park at Auditorium Shores on the way.

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Once we hit First, we decided to keep going to the Congress Ave bridge since it wasn’t that much further.

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We floated a bit here, just relaxing and soaking up the sun, and then made a u-turn to head back.

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I wore my Garmin while we were out on the water but started it late and forgot to turn off the auto-pause. Sometimes it wouldn’t resume until we had been paddling for a couple minutes. We hit 3 miles but definitely think it was a little further than that.

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A nice mile walk back to the car and we hit a total of 10 miles for the day – all before noon! It was a great workout and so much fun! Hopefully we’ll be able to do it again once a month or so.

Have you ever been kayaking?

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2 Comments

  1. So fun!! Keith and I have done that a few times. It is so cool to see the city from that angle!

  2. Fun! I grew up on a lake so have kayaked a lot. If you are ever in San Marcos you should go kayaking down the San Marcos river. I had a lot of fun doing that when I lived in TX!

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