I ran the first annual Seminole State College 5k on Saturday, March 28th at their Lake Mary campus. There were only around 150 participants, because it was their first race event. I liked my odds when the race started due to the small field.
I tried to keep to my pace, but got a little carried away. I wanted to run 7:40 miles. My first mile was fast at 7:20. My second mile was a little fast at 7:25. That small amount seemed to take its toll, because the third mile was 8:20. I finished in 23:54. I was hoping for a little better time, but I took over a minute off my last 5k race in February. My average pace was 7:43. Pat on the shoulder.
Next 5k is the IOA Corporate 5k on Thursday, April 15th in downtown Orlando. My goal pace will be 7:20. I have 2 weeks to take a minute off that last mile.