I'm done half of my training for my 5k race: a 3 week "run 30 mins" program, and week 5 of an 8 week "run your first 5k" program. I have made some great progress - probably the most important thing is I have a explosive desire to RUN!
One thing that worries me is that I am not breaking World and Olympic Records for running. And my own pace progress has slowed and appears to be moving away from my target line. Tomorrow is an easy 30-40 mins run of any distance. I don't want to tamper with the training system even though I want to break into a sprint until my rib cage is on fire and my heart is beating up into my throat and post a decent pace time. Maybe I should wait for all three final weeks to complete. I should run a Saturday 5k race as if it was a real race and look at that time, then use the remaining time to my Birthday to improve the time. It is so very hard to fight with the impatience.