Today was a 5k for time. My rest was good, diet back on track, hydrated well, etc. I felt good going into the run - did a good warm up with a couple of pickups to get the HR up. I ran an officially marked course. Everything felt right. I felt my running technique was good - I concentrated on quick feet, hip placement, etc. I even felt real strong on the hills. Like I said everything felt right. I gave it my all - I could not have possible put any more into this run. I concentrated real hard on the second mile as this is where I usually relax. I can't seem to find a single mistake on this run which is strange as I can find fault with just about anything I do - I'm my harshest critic.
So why am I bummed - my time was almost a minute higher than my best time on this course which was in November. And since then I have come pretty close. I truly believe that this is the hardest I have worked on a run in a very long time and I was convinced it was going to be a PR until I looked at my watch. 25:19 on a 5k. I know not every workout can be a PR, but everything felt right this time.
This truly troubles me as I realize that running is my weakness. Due to this, I felt it was the greatest opportunity to improve my overall times - I'm not so convinced any more.