Running (Specific Endurance) 3:00:00  17.8 km (10:07 / km) +1514m 7:06 / km
Tired from rushing about the last few days. Driving back to Aviemore and doing a busyish bar shift probably not ideal race recovery. Not sure I slept all that well, got out of bed irrationality angry with the world. (WHY THE FUCK IS THERE A PEN IN MY SHOES?!! AAARGH) This persisted for some of my run, particularly the early climb where I was pulling on heather, shoving my poles a foot deep in moss and getting slush all over my tights. At least one kilometre that was ten times slower than yesterday's average pace. Things improved at the top of the second hill where some kind, windswept people gave me a cracker and some cheese. In the end, a worthwhile exercise in getting it when you can't be arsed and plodding through fairly shitty ground, even if it wasn't perfect from a performance perspective.
Poles, gaiters, the same two pack set up I plan on using for the BAG (the race vest I used for Andorra plus a bumbag with a belay jacket and bonus snacks.) I'll start making it heavier over the next couple of weeks. A few inches of snow, windy and cold higher up. Blah, blah.