17:23 5k in a local yokel race a couple of weeks ago off of maybe a month of decent training and a couple of okay workouts, indicating it's still well within striking distance.
I still enjoy running for all of its many benefits--Thirsty Thursday workouts with my running buddies, Chris, Mark and Dan, where we do a workout then go for beers, are still the highlight of most of my weeks. And I still enjoy periodically throwing on a pair of racing flats, pinning a number on, and diving headlong into the pain tunnel for a whirl. Just lately it's seemed a bit ridiculous to worry about any kind of "training schedule" in the midst of all I have going on in life.
This summer will be busy. We're taking a family camping trip to Acadia next week, there's the FORR 5k that still has a pretty big to-do list for July 21st, and then the Thirsty Thursday crew and I are planning a 4-day beer run across Vermont starting the next day. Later in August we take a family vacation to the cape. (Come to think of it, do I have enough vacation time to cover all of that? Huh...I should maybe look into that.)
Anyway, as we've seen before the trick with this sport is to never get so far gone that you can't come all the way back. I think I'm doing that. We shall see.