A trip down to Mutch Park at Pagewood for a Randwick Botany Harriers cross country race.
The course was looking a bit softer after the recent showers we have had this week. It was a dustbowl when I was there three weeks ago.
I was doing the 6k which meant 3 loops of the course which has one long hill near the start and a short steep one just near the finish.
Splits were 8:15, 8:35, 8:46. To finish with 25:36 for the 6ks. Average pace of 4:16 per klm.
I have been getting faster without specifically doing 1k reps or hill reps in the last 6 weeks. Only had the one fast session which was the Mona Fartlek 2 weeks ago.
Met Royworlds, Easy Tiger, Mohammad, Long Arms, plus Naomi and Damien fellow Striders at the race. The leg did not like the downhills too much so I took them slower than usual and was consequently passed by a few people.
Long Run tomorrow in Centennial Park early.