My wife and son are running their first 5k in a few of months. My wife being the over achiever she is wants to get a head start on training. Of course she and my son came to me for guidance.
Unfortunately I am not a running guru by any means, but I knew where to find one. The internet or any app can help guide any runner to the finish line. From a 5k to a full on marathon. I spent a few hours looking up some of the best plans I could find. My son isn't very old so I had to find a different plan for him.
My wife was very excited and pleased with the results I found. She stuck to the plan and didn't skip a beat. I was so proud of her. My son and I trained together by running and walking.
I think he's a natural runner because he executed his plan without a problem. He passed me and stayed on his time schedule better than I did. I am very proud of both he and my wife.