This past Saturday, I ran in the Run Around the Square 5K. My stopwatch time was 27:05 (8:44 pace) and my chip time was 27:21 (8:49 pace). The course was a lot steeper – a lot harder – than I’d anticipated. My first mile time was about 8:18 and I think my last mile time was probably about 8:30. Obviously, the steep second mile kicked my butt. Hopefully I’ll do better at Run Shadyside on September 16, which has a very flat course. I’m hoping for a time of 26 minutes or better.