I did it!! I picked a training plan that I will follow for the rest of the semester. What a joy. Than and I are starting tomorrow morning. since I run slower than him and he is a wimp for the cold we have come to the consensus of running on a treadmill at the gym (not the best for your knees) but it will suffice. Here it is: whoever wants to follow it is welcome to. I will provide tips and personal experience tales for you to read.