Yesterday I ran the Ojai 2 Ocean Marathon. I ran a 4:06:00. My personal best for the marathon is 4:05:04 -- yes, I was just under a minute from getting a new PR. It was heartbreaking to know I was doing the best I could do and still wouldn't get a new PR.
Last week I ran a local 5K. I ran a 23:02. My personal best for the 5K is 22:50 - yes, just 13 seconds off from a new PR. I hadn't planned to run it hard but when I saw how close I was in that last stretch, I gave it all I had. Again, heartbreaking to know I was almost there.
These were probably the closest I've been to not getting a new PR. What about you? Let's hear your stories!
[My recent war stories can be found here.]