Posted: 04/06/2008 at 20:09
I started running in march and couldn't make it to the end of the street, I used the same book as you and it's been like a bible to me, I love it.
I did what you have and entered myself for a race too, I'm doing the Leicester Half Marathon in October and like yourself had a major panick after I'd done it. That's when I discovered Runners World and I've had some fabulous support from lots of lovely people and training advice to boot.
I managed a 5½ mile run last night without any walk breaks in 45 minutes, thats a PB for me and I'm feeling really confident for the first time since I started running.
I'm running every other day for about 30-40 minutes with one longer distance run per week and it seems to be working so we'll see how we do in our respective races.
Keep up the good work, you'll be twice as good as your are already in another 5 weeks, you wait and see.