Hi Steve, looks like we have our own thread
I would have thought that by including your recent race time, you are getting a realistic plan to run the next race. Would be dangerous if a novice put an unrealistic race time in and then tried to train to that wouldn't you think?
Neil, you can select the number of week's for the training plan.
Why do you think that a new runner following a structured plan would be dangerous?
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World