Running (Mixed)3:51:20 37.4 km (6:11 / km) +1538m5:08 / km ahr:154 max:185 shoes: Inov-8 Race Ultra 290 (blue)
NRG blue mountains run, 30° cooler than last year with some nice drizzle and mist in the valley.
Good pace with Richard & Lachlan, hit the downhill on the firetrail past the sewage works pretty hard then eased up a little on the undulating bit, then from the opening climb out of Leura falls creek I started pulling away. Ran strongly from here to the top of Kedumba - first time I've managed to run the lot. In this opening half I was ten mins quicker than last year across the valley, and 4 mins quicker up Kedumba.
Waited here for the others, then we kept a pretty solid pace from there back to Katoomba, legs starting to suffer on the last couple of road km to the aquatic centre though - they took a decent pounding early on. Great hit our overall though, feeling good on big hills at the moment.