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.
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.
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.
It was my first time kayaking (I know!! I’ve been missing out) so we went with a double kayak.
Once we got settled into the kayak, our paddles hit the water and we were cruising!
We continued east, making our way towards the South First Bridge, passing the dog park at Auditorium Shores on the way.
Once we hit First, we decided to keep going to the Congress Ave bridge since it wasn’t that much further.
We floated a bit here, just relaxing and soaking up the sun, and then made a u-turn to head back.
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.
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?