Over the weekend I ran in the Courthouse O’ Putnam 5k. It was the second time I have run this and was hoping to lower my time a little. Well I ended up 3 seconds slower than last year. Overall I was still happy with my run. My first and last miles were close time wise, while my second mile was almost 50 seconds slower. The second mile is also where all the climbing is during this race. At the end I felt that I may have held a little too much back and could have easily held the pace I was running for a second 5K. My time was 25:15, which worked out to 8:08 minute miles. This is well under what I need to reach my first big goal of the year, a sub two hour half marathon.