Going to take 2 weeks off after my August race and then do one of the plans from the new book for a 10k or half.
For Spring I`m undecided on a 12 or 18 week plan it depends on how races fit in. I`m down for the South Downs Way 50 miler in April (2 weeks before London) but may have to pull out depending on a mate`s stag do. The Best Man has just got his champs time for London so has guaranteed he wont book it for that week but will have to wait and see on the SDW.
I'm usually motivated by the next race I have coming up. I always like to have a few planned in with an aim for each. If I have nothing to focus on, my training can get a bit inconsistent.
In the race I'm currently training I'm focusing on steps and fast hiking as I lost a couple of places in last years race over the last 4 miles. which were either steps or very steep hills. I try to visualise the race in training to keep the motivation up when it can get a little boring.