Running long (Specific Endurance) 2:00:40  16.93 km (7:08 / km) +1298m 5:09 / km
slept:6.0 shoes: Salomen SLAB Cross
Got to bed way later than i would normally. Had to see a friend before he left to go to AUstralia for 2years. GOt to bed for around 12. Had planned to set off at 5 but thought itd be better to get an extra hour so got up at 6 and set off at 20 past. PRevious day managed to carb load all day. Had a banana, energy bar and gel on the drive to the lakes.
Decided to coledale horseshoe at braithwaite is close and estimated vertical was 1000m and around 17km. So thought this would be suitable. Garmin underestimated elevation however.
WEather was perfect, warm, no wind. Legs felt very heavy on the way up Gridzedale. Was thinking it was going to be a bit of slog, but on the descnet from hopgill head i let the legs go a bit and after that they woke up a bit and by around 10km i felt they were starting to feel amazing. The ascents were easier, felt fast on the level gorund and free and easy on the descents. Wanted to keep going. Felt i could have ran all day.
Took 500ml water with me and was wearing full race vest so hopefully race conditions. Felt very well fuelled throughout, Never even crossed my mind.
Only injury cncerns at the beginning was a bit of lateral left knee pain but this quickly settled.
Shoes felt good but maybe starting to get a little bit of foot pain towards the end on the descents.
Overall, loved this run. Felt good except at the beginning, Feel it takes me a few km's to get started.
Refuelled with smoothie, banana and gel in car. Plenty of water. Had some pasta when i got home.