I'm still working on "go slow to go fast." I'm up to 2.4 miles at a 11:30 pace without dieing. :) I'm also using the Galloway Method for running now. It's simple: plan in walking breaks. I run a loop, which is about 0.94 miles. When I hit that marker, I slow down and walk for 30-60 seconds while drinking my water and slowing my breathing. Then I do another lap, and so on.
My next 5k is on Saturday! This will be my first TIMED 5k! I'm very excited to see how I do; with my current pace I'm hoping for 35-40 minutes.