Hello all. I'm pretty much a running virgin, and a few days ago I finally plucked up the willpower to get out and just do it. It felt great. I only covered just over a mile, and did that in eight minutes. Today I did a similar distance, about 1.2 miles, and got down to 7.28 for the first mile, though every fibre of me aches. Not fast times, but I enjoyed the experience, and I'm looking forward to going forward with this. I'm doing this for fitness, health and, above all, giving myself a challenge. Having loitered around the forum for a few days, I see everyone is really supportive of newcomers. Any advice for a newbie would be gratefully received. Many thanks Paul.