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Friday, March 19, 2010

packing and loading - with some fun thrown in


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.

3 comments:

  1. Nice up-skirt shot there James!

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  2. It sounds like you're having a good trip. Way to get in some runs and swims while away! Rock climbing looked fun, but you're right, it is a totally different workout!

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  3. James CONGRATS on BQ'ing!

    Now you just need to run that fast at an IM event an you'll be visiting the Big Island in Hawaii.

    Well Done!

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