I would add two things.
One – Make a time goal. If that time goal means running faster than your training pace make sure you have practiced at your goal pace so you know what it feels like. Don't be like me and go out there running by guessing (although it's fun and semi effective for a 5k). If you ask me for a 5K you should be uncomfortable almost the entire time.
Two – Stop posting. I should be the only guy from GA here. 😉