I've been looking at my progress during the past 12 months. During that time I ran several 13-mile training runs, two half-marathons, and one 5K. Since the 5K is a shorter race, I've looked at my pace for the first three miles of my fastest training run and each half-marathon and for today's 5K. Here are the pace numbers (times spent in walking breaks have been removed):
June 2006 (training run) 12:00
August 2006 (half marathon) 9:49
April 2007 (half marathon) 9:38
June 2007 (5K) 9:15
I'm pleased with my progress, and I hope I can continue that progress during the coming year.