Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:11
These are the plans I use, I use them because they are easy to read and follow. There are some plans on this Runnersworld site as well.
I cannot follow them to the letter, my job sees to that... long hours and sleep deprivation being normal (violins playing in the background).
But, sincerely, I wish you well and will be happy to shake your hand and congratulate you when you achieve your objectives.
It depends what sort of person you are, setting an overoptimistic target is asking for frustration and injuries.
Setting a realistic target is a very difficult task and is something a good coach would spend some time thinking about, even with people they know well.
One of my most talented running partners rarely races, he just runs because he enjoys running; I am very jealous of his attitude and ability, he truly is an inspiration.