I ran the Run Around the Square 5K today. My training has been going well, I’ve been losing weight, and I’ve felt really good lately, so I’d hoped for a personal 5K record. Unfortunately, the temperature was about ten degrees warmer than I’d hoped, the humidity was high, and the ozone level prompted an orange air quality action day alert. Consequently, I didn’t manage to beat or match my 5K record of 25:12.

However, there is good news. My 25:42 finishing time was good enough to beat my personal course record by sixteen seconds!

Even more good news can be found in the context of my previous course record. That 25:58 finish happened in 2008. That was also the year I ran my 10K PR at the Great Race, finishing in 50:49. That means I have a very good chance of beating my 10K PR this year!

Great Race, here I come! 🙂