Running long 3:00:51  27.47 km (6:35 / km) +998m 5:34 / km
shoes: Salomon Speed 2
Slept well. Woke up before 0600 alarm. No aches or pains lying in bed.
Had a bowl of plain porridge for breakfast and drank a coffee on the way to Box Hill.
I've met another female runner through strava that runs at box hills as often as i do, so arranged to meet her this morning. We seem to be similarly matched. She did NDW100 this summer and is coached by Kim Collinson....
We hadnt planned a route and made it up as we went along. Discovered some new trails and climbs. Was nice to run with someone. I was quicker than her on the climbs so waited at the top but she was quicker on the downs so was good to have someone to follow and 'push' me. Legs felt surprisingly good.
Fueling wise, since Wendover is cancelled I figured it wasnt so important to have 3 gels per hour so had 1 per hour instead and drank 1 litre of torq energy drink. Energy levels were good throughout the run. Hips and ankles started to ache towards the end and would have been the limiting factor regarding running for longer, not energy levels.
After the run, had a protein shake and drove home.