Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:04
I'm with Booktrunk on this one. I always have another event signed up in advance. It stops me falling off the wagon and eating too much and training too little. It doesn't have to be an A race just an event you like.
I also like to look back on how my last lot of training worked and what i could do better. Eg. For me I have spent the last 12 months concentrating on off road and longer distance events and have probably neglected my speed / tempo sessions so am going to work on this for the next few months.
Just mix things up and keep it interesting.