There are various plans for starting a running program. In my case it is to supplement my cycling which is mostly a weekend thing with friends, for 30 to 50 mi. at a time. I need something that will help condition me in a shorter time frame.
One plan is called "couch to 5k" and is a 9 or 12 week program, walk run 50:50 and gradually getting to a complete 5 K run. Since I'm 49, I want to start off slow but my conditioning level isn't exactly "couch" level either. Anyone else start up a running program like me, what did you try?