I would suggest that you start with the c25k program or couch to 5K...It has you running a 5K in 8 weeks ( 3.1 miles)...
Both of these sites are great..they have programs on them to follow. I did the 10K program on Hal Higdon's site..he is a journalist that made his name writing for Runner's World and running marathons.
I ran a 5K with Dh this morning...he placed 9th overall with a time of 27:15 and I placed 4th in my age group for women ( 30-39..I'm 35) with a time of 32:34...it would have been faster, but I hurt my back and had to walk for about 2 minutes and I also promised my chiropractor that I'd take it easy...I'm slightly competitive so that didn't work very well! LOL
at 1:38 PM on Oct. 9, 2010