I'm getting ready to prepare for my first racing season on my own, self coaching. I'm 22 and currently in 16:20 5k shape. My PR is 15:42. (I achieved this PR off about 50 miles, very consistent training but never pushed myself hard threshold wise as far as workouts go). I just went through a half assed season of road races and am taking a mental break.
I'm looking to run some fast races in March and April. I just purchased Daniel's Running Formula.
If I follow the 5k-15k training plan pretty much word for word, will I have a good chance of going sub 15? I'm training mainly alone but hopefully can find some training partners for the workouts.
My main concern is if Daniel's formula has any caveats I should be aware? Would it be bad to follow the 5k plan exactly how it's listed? Anything I should take note of and considering altering?
I think I will build up to 75 miles this winter and then hold 60-70 miles in season. I would really like to run some fast 5k's in the 14:55-15:10 range in April.