Second post-grad run tonight, and I felt very tired, so I wasn't expecting a good run. I'd hoped to do 5k (only having got up to 4-ish k on my previous 30 minute runs) but thought I'd just see how I felt as I went along.
At 2k I felt tired and not at all sure I should be trying a longer route - by 3k I felt really good. So I just kept going. My target for my first 5k was 38 minutes and I managed this in 36 mins and 56 seconds, so I'm pleased as punch. Yes I realise that really this counts as 37 minutes but I'm taking the -4 seconds with pride