.- Never thought that rain would be a problem in Nice...
My descending was rubbish in the dry, I'd probably have got off and walked.
Will be back on the pirate ship at some point, Just finished training to be a divemaster in Tenerife, so I have perfect conditions to train for Lanza.- the wine is cheap and the motivation is low though
Sounds like the first thing for you is to go outside.- No need to change the treadmill blindspot.-
There are loads of training plans out there.-
Build up slowly and run at a far slower pace than you expect( It's not run for the bus running, you should just about be able to hold a conversation).
Run walk works well for lots of people,- between lampposts or for timed segments is usually the way it's done.-
generally, just get out there and do a bit.- but try not to leave yourself broken for days afterward and don't push yourself so hard that you dread your training runs or you'll stop...
I also agree so much with the park run for motivation and finding people at a similar level to you.
Oh, and once you're sure this is something you're going to keep up to ( or the moment you start getting twinges in feet/shins/knees) get yourself to a proper running shop ( think runners need not JJB sports) and get some shoes that suit your gait.