The Fourth Annual Saratoga 5k is Tomorrow

It is hard to believe that three years have past since my first 5k, the inaugural Saratoga 5k Fun Run in 2007.  I won't go into much detail about the past three years running this race because it all can be found somewhere on this blog.  You may want to start at the beginning when I came in last place in 2007, or when I set a new PR in 2008 and finished 2nd overall, or maybe you aren't so concerned with all the past and you just want to know how I faired last year returning after my broken collar bone.  All of the links can be found with a simple search of "saratoga" on my blog, or to make it easier for you by clicking here for those search results.

Tomorrow's race will be my first 5k in almost 10 months.  I had not been training for or running 5k's during my training for the marathon and finally running it in November.  That being the case I am really not sure how I will fair.  I am sure it will be difficult, as those hills always are, but I am really looking forward to it as well.  I put on a few extra pounds following my marathon because I had trouble figuring out that I needed to slow my eating as I dropped my weekly miles post marathon, and I am sure that will have an affect on my time.

I am hoping to do another 26.2 in the fall, but would like to put in many 5k's and 10k's before that time (and yes, 13.1's).  I have some goals on where I would like to take my 5k and 10k times, so let's see what kind of start tomorrow can bring.

Tim Wilson - - subscribe - follow blog - virtual4now


  1. Good luck!

    I've been thinking about you lately Tim and wondering when you were going to start blogging again.

  2. Thanks Andrew -

    Life has been really busy and one of the things that has suffered lately has been the blog. I will be more active very soon!

  3. Hi Tim!
    Henrik from Sweden, starting my first half marathon race on saturday,
    I'd beat all your PB's from 1-10k but you'd probably beat me by at least 6-7 minutes on the 21k distance. I'd not even dream of running further! :)
    Good luck with your training.
    Feel free to visit my blogg:

  4. Btw, your 10k PB is better than your 8k PB, refering to min/km! :)

  5. Henrik -

    Thanks for stopping by and the comments, you are right, my 10k pace is faster than my 8k pace was. My 8k was a lot earlier before I built some of my speed, I just haven't had the opportunity to run another one since there just aren't that many of them around.

    Good luck with your half marathon training!

  6. Btw, your 10k PB is better than your 8k PB, refering to min/km! :)