You are off to a great start!! I'll echo what PP said... you will run faster on race day. It just happens. There will be someone you leap-frog with or someone that you try to catch... and it will keep you going more and faster than you imagined you could. (That's part of what makes racing so much fun - at least for me!)
I've also been working on my speed (though I started running almost 2 years ago now - WOW!). I've started the C25K program again and used it to push myself to faster speeds. I'm excited for the snow to melt so I can get out and do some races and see how much it's helped!
Sign up for that 5K - and if your time is 43 minutes, be happy that you completed it. Don't let your time hold you back from signing up and running - especially if you're enjoying it!
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle~
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