Two miles, that's been my running lately, at least in the area of two miles that is. Today's run was right on the dot. 2.0 miles in 18:04 (9:02 pace). But why only two miles instead of 3.1? Well, the Army Physical Fitness test has a running component and it's a timed 2 mile run. Not quit a sprint but not quite distance either.
As for races, I found a local 5K this weekend that is about 5-10 minutes from the house. I'll most likely be signing up for it today.