From the 1st Jan this year I decided I would start to get fit and diet. I'm 6ft 3ins and 37 years of Age. I reached 109 Kgs on the scales on the morning of the 1st Jan. I now weigh 92 kgs on May 20th. I stated running on that first day to. I managed 3 mins and had to stop. For the next several months I built up walking/jogging/in door orbital training (during frost and snow) etc. I'm now running 30Ks plus a week. I run about 7.35 min miles at a distance of about for 8ks. My heart rate at this pace is about average 160. My resting heart beat is now about 53. I train the final half of my 10k runs at about 170 bpms. I'm feeling good and I'm really enjoying it. I have started to look on the internet and in forums now becasue I don't really have anybody to talk to about my training. I live in Norway and my wife thinks I'm crazy. I actually want to run every night almost. Anyway, I was wondering how I'm doing and whether my training looks ok. My next step is to go longer and faster. If I'm enjoying running still at xmas I might put my aims on a marathon (maybe 2007). I couldn't even have contemplated this before...Any tips out there with regards training and how to measure yourself. As you may gather I am rather competative and like to gauge my progress.