Just pondering really, and hoping someone can help. Would love to be able to participate in a 5k race and actually be competitive, rather than trailling in last. I'm also in the process of joining RAF and would like to be as fit as possible for this. I have a reasonable level of basic fitness. Currently in gym 4-6 times a week, dependant on what else I am doing. Work generally consists of 30 mins cv, and then some pressups and sit ups. as the weather improves, and I get a little fitter, I will be going out at the weekends for 3-5 mile runs. I will obviously be increasing the "hardness" of what I'm currently doing as the weeks go on, but I'm not really sure what I can do to really boost myself up. Doing an hour in the gym isn't really possible, as I dont get home until 8, and leave for work before 7 in the morning, so it's a long enough day. All suggestions welcome.., nasty comments are not!