Running race 2:06:06  25.01 km (5:03 / km) +949m 4:14 / km
shoes: Kayano 17
Bushfolds flat 25km. When I woke up at 5am I was thinking very strongly of going back to sleep and getting up later for the cockies run - good thing I'd already paid my entry fee for this race or that's definitely what would have happened. I'd decided that I'd treat it as a long run at a good pace rather than worry too much about the race. There wasn't as big a field as last year, maybe 50 people or so in all three races. The day was pretty good for running, sunny with a cooling breeze in places and the whole area is looking really green too.
No-one wanted to take the lead at the start but after a few hundred metres I figured that the pace was a bit slow so picked it up a bit for the grind up to the bushfolds turnoff where I had to wake up the DavO and Humtpy drinks station. The first out and back was really good running and by the turn I had over a minute gap on vanessa. I took a gel at the drinks station then turned up the hill. After bushfolds comes the meat of the mt tennent climb. This was a grind, I wasn't feeling really strong but at the same time not in danger of blowing up (as happened last year). The summit was a welcome sight as it was starting to get a lot warmer. I took another gel at the top then started to descend, the gap to vanessa had increased a bit more. The downhill went pretty quickly and soon I as back at davo and humpty's drinks - they were sunbathing so had to scramble to hand out the drinks. Another out and back to bushfolds - the out was really pleasant with a slight downhill, but was harder work on the way back where I was ticking off the landmarks until the main track. Grabbed a quick drink as I was starting to feel quite hot by this stage and then rolled down the hill.
Got a couple of bottles of wine for the morning's work and a bit of 6ft confidence so ntb. Time was 17 min faster than last year.
Afterwards went to the library cafe with the ACTrunners, turned out to be a poor choice as they were taking 20 mins to make coffee, so most of us settled for a cold drink. Home via the pie shop again - yummo :)
Running warm up/down 5:00 
shoes: Kayano 17
Token 5 min warmup before the start. No warm down afterwards apart from the mountain running equivalent of a spa - sitting in the stream in the cowfield with gramps, lou, vanessa and mel.