Adventure 16:04:48  72.0 km (13:24 / km) +4175m 10:23 / km
Anzac Weekend Big Run.
Left work early on Friday evening and drove to Lake Tennyson past Hamner springs, stopping off on the way for lots of food snacks and pick up extra batteries. After flooring it along the gravel roads I slept at Lake Tennyson in the car.
Started running at 5am in the morning - with a little bit of mist meaning the full moon didn't give much assistance. I ran along the gravel road over Mailing Pass, up the Waiau valley, and over the pass into Blue Lake at the top of the Sabine. I had thought I would try to summit the peaks Mt.Franklin, Mt.Travers and Mt.Hopeless but I realized that I was going way to slow for that. The weather was also a bit misty on the tops so I was quite glad to stay down in the valleys. I had been calorie loading the week before - but I think I overdid it as I really wasn't that hungry at all, and I think I brought too much food. I pre-logged my food on trainingPal which was very interesting to see the breakdown of calories as well as Protein/Fat/Carbs, meaning I swapped out a couple of oat bars for protein bars etc.
Tuck my time early on in the day with lots of little breaks for pictures and enjoying the scenery.
Come the night time i was moving quite slowly and was glad to make it to Angelus hut where I had a good warn with the other hut users, got some hot water and some Anzac biscuits! I headed off for Sabine hut but the fog meant I was super slow and had to take bearings alot of the way - ended up walking into a couple of markers!
Arriving at SAbine Hut I decided to call it quits and sleep for a couple of hours. Although I just had my down jacket it wasnt that cold suprisinly.