So my progression in 5k times this year is nearly exact to last year’s up to this point: 17:00 in the first race, and 16:57 in this morning’s Susan Komen race. Glad I went under 17 min today, but was looking for something faster – just like at this point last year. Even if my mind/heart is willing, it seems I’m just not quite in good enough anaerobic shape at this point in the season to run faster. It’s one thing to ace a half marathon and another to do so in a 5k. Will have to work into that 5k shape through track work and races…like in previous years.
Aside from the time, finished 3rd overall, ran 13 miles altogether including warm up, the race, and cool down, and enjoyed the post-race. Now on to another 5k next Friday, giddy-up!