In training for distance, we like our LSD runs - long slow distance. Increased pace comes over time with increased strength and endurance, and proper training. Cross-training helps build this, and the stronger you get, the further you'll be able to go.
Not everyone has the biomechanics or natural talent to be a fast runner, although you can certainly become faster than you are. But, the most important thing to keep in mind is that you're out there moving your body and getting fit.
Have you set your next goal, like a 10K, for example? Or, have you set a goal to beat your last 5K time and found a training program to help you achieve it?
Be proud of your accomplishment and keep up the good work.
"Life is like a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death." Auntie Mame
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