Went quite hard from the beginning but there was a big crowd just behind me and everyone was chatting away so just kept on pushing on. Just about got enough rest on each float to push the minute fast sections each time. I think Enda must have dropped off around Circular Quay and when we hit Hickson Rd with another fast section still remaining I knew we'd gone hard and would turn further than ever before. It was just shy of the final traffic calming device before the road where we stop the old Hickson Rd reps.
On the way back I was having to work pretty hard but sensed everyone was too. CT said something about getting to 10km and that was my excuse to up stumps too, which we did just entering Farm Cove. It would have been a struggle to carry on and I would have slowed so it wasn't worth it with the race on Saturday.
Pretty rooted after the jog back home for 16km all up. Quentin sent through some Garmin stats which are hard to follow but it looks like the fast sections averaged 3:12's with the floats averaging high 3:40's.
So another good session but I'm getting a sore throat. Echinacea and gallons of water for me. Been peeing all evening.