My friend Rae and I are planning on running a 10K at the end of January, and we're also going to sign up for the Rock 'n' Roll Denver Half Marathon next September. That means I need to build my base mileage to get ready for the distance!
There are a ton of plans out there. Some have more running days in the week than others. Some include speedwork. Some include cross-training. I'm not ready for a fancy plan, though... I just need to build miles. I'll go to a class at the fitness center I work at if I feel like doing some cross-training... I'd rather not have that built into my running training plan.
A Daily Mile friend told me about the mileage build-up plan she's using, and I took a look. The basic premise is exactly what I need... 4-5 days of running a week, slowly building the long run, and it starts at the level I'm currently at. I modified the order of runs a bit, since the days off didn't match my personal schedule, but it looks good and I'm excited to see how it goes.