Day 40: First Fast Finish Long Run

15km at moderate (~6:30 mins/km) pace, with last mile at 5:40 pace. Pretty much nailed it, though I let the pace drop a little into the 30kph head/cross wind during the moderate section. Tail end of a cyclone which is going to bring 43C (110F) on Saturday. Joy.

Had a surprising amount of bounce in my legs just before I went into the fast section. Felt superb. Locked up once I cooled down and had to go for a mile slow, creaky walk to get the blood flowing again.

Was lovely running around Herdsman Lake & Lake Monger. Beautiful places with lots of fit, healthy people running, walking and cycling.

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