How do you prepare for a race?
Are you the type of runner that tries to get ready for a race without following any type of training plan? (I’ve been there, done that. Don’t advise it.)
Do you have a coach that creates your training plan for you, so you don’t need to worry about balancing mileage increases, recovery weeks, speed work, and everything else that goes into a well rounded plan?
Or are you somewhere in the middle? Do you know you need a training plan to follow, but know that just downloaded one of the “one-size-fits-all” plans is far from ideal. And as much as you might like to work with a coach, and have him/her write your training plan for you, it’s just not in the budget at the moment.
If that sounds like you, I want to help making the process of writing your own training plan a little bit easier.