I plan on pursuing 10k later in the year, but in the meantime I thought I'd like to work to make my base more... familiar? solid? And possibly improve my speed some without concentrating on that. I also like routine, as does my running partner.
To that end I decided to build up from running 5k thrice weekly, to 6 days a week with Sunday off. EASY runs where I keep my heart rate under 145 or so (except for one hard run a week). I started by jogging a mile on my 'off' days the first week, and am bumping those distances up .5 mile a week.
Once I get to 5k 6 days a week and run that for a month or so, I'd feel like that's a good base to pursue whatever I want to do next.
I'd like to hear from the rest of you. What goals /strategies are some of you doing, especially if your not yet pursuing greater distances?