Last Monday, I ran 3.1 miles in 27:08, an 8:45 pace. That is FLYING for me, but it's certainly nothing impressive. However, in looking back at the Sternwheel 5k results in 2011 and 2012, I realized that I might a chance to place in my age group. Last year, I half-assed the race and finished in 29-something (my PR is 28:30 and that would have placed me last year), which was fourth in my age group. 2011 was more competitive, but 26:40 garnered third place.
I just don't know if I can do it.