Hi all, First post and short-term browser of the site. A bit of background - 36 year-old male, 180cm, 78kg, good health. I've recently returned from a 6 month tour of duty in Afghanistan where I used my downtime to focus on training. Mainly a mixture of weights and CV (treadmill, rowing machine, cross-trainer). Over the 6 months I lost 10kg in weight and toned up considerably. I can recommend 6 months in the desert with nothing else to do in their spare time but train to anyone who wants to get in shape! It's been almost 2 months since my return and my good habits have remained - exercising daily and eating healthily, not drinking much beer etc. My favourite distance is 10km and my PB is 43 minutes. I ran 20km the other day in 1:45. I found it surprisingly easy with plenty left in the tank. So far I've always trained alone, never really followed any kind of schedule. (Currently I mainly run 10km every other day, averaging approx 45min each time). I've never been in a race either. I think I could get much faster, and quite fancy racing 10km and half-marathons. I get a bit lonely sometimes, but my wife isn't keen on me joining a club due to work and family commitments! There's an overwhelming amount of training schedules on the web for both distances but I'm not sure where to start. I was hoping with the background info provided here, some of you friendly guys and girls may be able to help. I suppose my goals are sub-42 10km and 1:30 half marathon. Advice most welcome!