I lost track on how many 5K races I've done. They really are a lot of fun, not that I don't enjoy longer races. It just feels like these races are a lot less pressure.
I know I'm ready as I train on the treadmill 4-5 days a week at speeds of 7-8 MPH. I love it when I tell others about the upcoming race. I'll get responses like "3 miles?", or "I can't even walk 3 miles". To me, it sounds like a breeze. I usually remind those who are surprised that I ran 13 miles a few months ago.