Originally Posted by Half Honky
Did another 5k today and timed it with the handy ipod stopwatch. Came in around 20 minutes again, which is improvement but still depressingly far from my high school PR.
How old are you? I think that "around 20 minutes" is pretty much the cap for most guys in decent shape who are not training specifically to get a faster 5 or 10 K. I have, during different times, been able to run in the 18:30s consistently, and have brought it down below 6 minutes miles even, but I find that, if I run an random 5 K road race, without having done anything particular special in preparation, that I'll clock in at about 19:30.