Remember, I am still in Austin helping my sister and her family pack up the house to move to Australia. In between the packing, boxing and loading (we are taking a load of furniture to my Dad'd house) I have managed to get in about 4 runs. This is Ausitn and it is the hill country. The runs have been solid. Also, we have been able to take a few breaks and go to the gym. I had a good swim session consisting of a warm up / cool down with a 10 x 100 meters working set. In addition, I was swimming with my brother-in-law who is a bit faster than me. This always makes me work harder. I also played around and practiced drafting off of him. It is amazing how much of a difference that can make. I would lose him in the turns and have to go all out to catch back up and them I could sit in his wake. Another turn and all out once again. These were great intervals with in the intervals.
We went rock climbing last night - just my brother-in-law, my nephew Dan (5 years old) and me. We climbed for more than a hour. Now, that is a heck of a workout. As always it is more of an upper body workout than it should be but fun was had by all. After the shower and a quick visit to the steam room it was back home to more packing.