Hope I'm not abusing the new boards by posting my 5k report here.
Worked all day putting down bark chips in the yard then headed south to a community college for a 5k.
This run is put on by oregon road runners club which puts on a lot of good races during the year and they don't charge you for anything but an accurately measured course and clock plus some goodies at the end.
I have done this particular race several times in the past. It is a double loop on somewhat of a xc formate. Used my garmin for splits which worked great for the first 2 miles but lost signal and measure the 3rd mile long for some reason.
Mile 1 6:11 gps measured
Mile 2 6:19 gps measured
Mile 3 5:42 (I wish) gps measured
Mile 3.1 whatever
Official finish 20:02
Gps finish 19:54 (3.28 miles)
I have to believe the official was the accurate one because of the gps problems at mile 3.
Excluding a sub 20 on a short course last year this would have to be my 5k pr. I have to believe that I could have gone sub 20 with some taper and not carrying around this extra 10lbs of Germany baggage. I'm happy.