It has been a long time since I have raced anything (my last race was in September). So I decided a week ago it is time to find a race. I am always uncertain at the beginning of the season because I never know where my fitness is at. This is the main reason I signed up for the St. Paddy's five, I wanted to test where my early season fitness is at, and practice getting my head into race mode. I am very happy with the day. I set a PR for 5 miles, and feel like my run is on track for 2011. Here are some photos from the race. It was great to see so many friendly faces out on the course today.