You did it! After studying the calendar, Googling flights and hotels, negotiating with your family and deliberating with your running friends, you finally registered for a goal race. Yay!
Now what? Well, you probably realize you need a training plan, but how do you get one? Should you hire a coach? Consult running books? Use a “stock” training plan from the interwebs?
Let’s go through the decision-making process step-by-step. Below are the questions we need to ask ourselves in determining what kind of training plan we’re going to use to reach our goals.