Want to run a race but not sure how to plan for it.
There are many plans. All have some basics in common.
Some have strengths and weakness compared to another plan.
You may have heard that one friend used this one, another used that one.
Which one is good for you is the real question!
A dialog with an experienced runner can help narrow the choices.
I, for example, could help you do that.
Or you could follow any one of a number of plans.
John Bingham has a series of plans for every level of runner here.
The real key is to pick a plan. Follow it.
Document along the way what you did and how it went.
When you have completed the race, look back over what you have done and see how well it worked for you.
If it worked well, don't change. There is no need to keep up with the Jones.
If it didn't work for you, then talk with someone about it.
For example, leave me a comment or send me an email.
More than 30 years of running is what I call experience.
May the roads/trails be kind to you.