I now run to the trig station on the right and then back along the ridge to the lookout where I rehydrate and eat. The ridge line track up to this transmission tower is very rocky and I was always wondering how my Vibram Five Fingers would go considering there is a thin piece of rubber between you and the sharp rocks and not much else. To my surprise, they did very well. I still felt rocks but nothing like I thought it may be. I get to the lookout and have a quick drink and a gel before heading back home. I am feeling really good as I am running down the track and even though it is wet and slippery my footing is not a problem and I am thinking of when I last ran down this rocky path of how I had fallen over and commando rolled onto my backpack and then SLAP... I am on the ground. I have slipped and gone down like a sack of crap. I am on the ground a little stunned but realise that I am fine and get back up.
I head back home and have the option of taking the long way or the short way...I take the long way. I cannot believe how good I am feeling and even running up the hill of death I am feeling good as my cadence is definitely quicker than it has been before. I finally make it home after an hour and 40 minutes I am home. My wife opens the door and without me saying anything say's "You don't even look puffed". I don't feel puffed and now I don't look it. My foot is better, my groin does not hurt and I have conquered the elusive Mt Kaukau run. I am finally back on track for my Half Ironman in January.