Today I participated in the National Employee Health and Fitness Day 5K sponsored by Oracle at their Broomfield, Colorado campus. It was a very well run event and was very well attended with around 140 runners and walkers.
26:22 (5/16/2012) average HR = 171
26:48 (5/18/2011) average HR = 175
31:29 (5/19/2010) average HR = 164
I have definitely stepped up my fitness since last year. I ran faster with a lower effort as judged by average heart rate. Surprisingly my weight is nearly identical to last year. I weighed in this morning at 180.5 pounds. Last year according to my records I weighed 181.0 pounds.
The course has one particularly steep hill during mile 2. However my splits were remarkably similar to last year. I made up the most ground going out faster during mile 1.
I really enjoy running and would still like to focus on the 5K distance. Last year I was shooting for a 25 minute 5K that never materialized. On a flat course, I still think that is possible during 2012.