Hi guys, My name is jamie, I'm fairly new to this and although I have been doing some running on and off for nearly a year now and completed my first event - tough mudder - in may, I couldn't really call it training. My sessions are sporadic and unorganised so I could defo use some help in that department. Distance doesn't seem to be so much a problem as speed - I can do 5-10k on my runs at a steady pace but it doesn't feel very quick. I'd like to enter a race for motivation but would like to get quicker first and not sure what a sensible time scale to train for it would be. The other thing is i now cycle to work, 5miles each way, and I'm not sure whether this is going to be a good or bad thing for my training! I don't have regular days and this is usually 4 days a week so I feel trying to fit a schedule around the remaining 3 days without a regular complete rest day would be barmy. Should I still train on days where I am about to / have already cycled 10miles? And is this going to improve my cardio or just knacker me out so I can't run? Oh I must also mention I do taekwondo on mondays and fridays if possible and I live at the top of a ridiculous hill so doing 'hill training' shouldn't be a problem lol!