I did my last "big" race a couple of weeks ago and like the idea of coasting out the rest of the Year and planning races for next Year. In the New Year start building up again. Maybe you are doing Around the Bay, then a Marathon in the Spring. Build it up as best you can January through March. Maybe some tread mill runs or cross training maybe needed because of poor weather conditions.
At XSNRG, we run all Year round outside. It feels a lot easier to run with a group at a specified time. Gets you out the door and gets some time in on your feet. Don't feel the need to go crazy at XS during the winter months. Maybe some nights will probably be better than others. On these nights you can push it a little harder.
Happy winter running!
"Running should be a lifelong activity. Approach it patiently and intelligently, and it will reward you for a long, long time." -Michael Sargent