Saturday, June 23, 2012

State Longcourse XC 53:59= PB

Third trip down to Nowra for this race and the drive is still just as bad. 2 and a half hours to race 12ks is not fun. The other races were in 2006 and 2009. So I guess my record isn't looking good to front up next year?

3laps of a hilly 4k circuit with one monster hill straight up at the 2k mark. Walking up was faster today than running up it on the 2nd and 3rd laps.

Splits were 17:18, 35:48(18:20), 53:59(18:11). A bit too fast the 1st lap with the 1k in 3:40. Paid for it in the 2nd lap. But the 3rd was much better knowing the race for home was on.

The time in 2009 was 55:25. So a 1:26PB. I think my first PB for the year. Gotta get one sometime. Pity the longcourse isn't back at Centennial Park like they have had in other years. Would be a nice flat course in the middle of the park.

1 comment:

Ewen said...

Congrats on the PB Paul. Yes, a tad fast for the first k and lap. Tough course - Jeff Hunt's time was about 2 minutes off what he'd run on a normal 12k course. The women's times were quite a bit slower than what they'd run in Canberra too.