Hi guys, after some help. I have been running for 12 months now and its not getting any easier. I seem no better now than when I started 12 months ago. Im not unfit, infact im reasonably fit. I do weights 5-6x a week different muscle groups(splits), thrown in with a bit of rowing and cycling and the odd class on a rest day. Usually spinning or boxercise. Unfortunately I cant run further than a mile without stopping, this has been the case for 12 months now. I run a mile in 7.5 minutes and have to stop as im out of breath and legs a little fatigued. Occasionally I will run for around another minute or so beyond the mile but this is sheer will power opposed to fitness. Anyway after my mile I walk for a minute or 2 then do another mile then walk tgen finish with half a mile by which point I feel as if I've done a half marathon! First 6-7 months I put this down to being a new runner but I would really expect to see some improvement by now! My breathings awful too and I cant seem to get a steady rythm going. Im 5 11, 12 stone 29 years of age and a bmi of 23. Am I really this unfit??? In my teens I was a decent runner, from 14 to 20 I was regularly running 6 minute miles over 5 miles. Could do an 8.50 mile and a half best effort. Sadly due to a bad stress fracture and constant shin splints I could never shake off I quit running all together for around 6 years at the age of 22. Last year I finally cracked my injury problems but I just cant get anywhere near my old times or distances. My running is quite frankly pathetic at the moment and I need your help.