Running long (Colo River) 4:57:26  29.9 km (9:57 / km) +1346m 8:07 / km
ahr:131 max:172 shoes: Altra Lone Peak 3.0 (Red) No.2
Cracking adventure run with Bart, Brooner, Dave, Mounty, Andy and Ondrej. Poor prep going into it moving into new house the day before and only 1 banana at 7am then 2 veg pizzas late at night. Coupled with minimal sleep, legs were real sore from Thursday squash still.
From Mountain Lagoon headed down the firetrail to an awesome single track descent to Colo River. Great fun swim/run following the river and really refreshing at times but tough work through the sand. Gave Brooner's wizard sticks a test up the climb back (thanks again!) trying to mimic what UTA100 pace would be like. Didn't feel really comfortable climbing/descending with them, I reckon it's easy to get lazy with them but would definitely help running on the undulating firetrail sections.
Started getting hot, 38c on watch, running through the scratchy single track with no water which went on for ages. Was taking it easy with Brooner and kept losing the indistinct track requiring a bit of bush bashing. Even though I kept the pace slow, legs were starting to wake up and felt like I had plenty left in the tank at the end (a little dehydrated though). Thanks guys, had an awesome time out there and keen for the next one!
Will take confidence using only 2L water and no food. 4 icypoles after then straight to IKEA with housemates building furniture until 2am then work at 6am the next day. Big day, so tired.