After my recent HM, I have to say that I fell into a bit of a hole. I was a bit tired - but more to the point, I just seemed to run out of "interest".
Anyway, I have been playing around with my little home gym - doing all kinds of things that I find on Youtube and am slowly returning to running. I "crashed and burned " last week at parkrun at the 4Klm mark - it was VERY HOT and when I got home, I discovered that I had run the first 4K at over 92% of my max HR - too much for me, so from now on I am going to wear my HRM to keep myself under some more control. . I have found a running partner at Sunday running club - who is actually quite fast (26 mins for 5K) - but she rather enjoys doing run/walk at "my" pace - out to 8K so far . She had never previously ran further than 5K . On Tuesday, I am going down to my local running track to use the parkstyle gym equipment around the perimeter - and I will also do some 400 metre intervals there - not too many, just as many as I decide on the day. And on Thursdays, I will do some slow longruns out to 90 minutes or so.
So - I feel that I have plenty to keep myself interested and occupied, without using any kind of more formal race distance training plan. It's not long before Christmas now - so I am just going to have some fun for a while before maybe doing another HM (and associated training for it) next year.