wow, been away a week and there's about 20 new pages to this thread. Giving it some I see.
Skiing went well, in that i returned unscathed. I didn't run a single step though, despite packing my running gear to take with me. A combination of icy slippery roads and apres ski saw to that.
Back on the horse yesterday with a 17mi to make up for the one missed on Sunday. It's now less than 4 weeks 'til D day, i've got one more 20+ miler this weekend, a 10k race the following weekend, and hopefully i'll be in sub4 shape come race day. Hopefully. I hope.
ah, ive just noticed books post before mine. basically, listen to what she says. do the couch to 5k plan, jump in at week 2 or 3 if you feel you're already past the first few weeks stages. build up gradually. there's no real skill involved in running, anyone can give it a go. What it does require if you want to improve is consistency and patience.