In mid-August, I started from scratch with base building as my only goal. My running goal now is to hit 25 miles per week and hold it there over the winter so I have a solid base to build from in the spring. The higher priority is to stay injury free. If I can manage that, I will set my sight on a race and increase my mileage. I've pretty much ruled out and speedwork for at least a year. Not that I ever enjoyed it anyway!
So far, I've been pretty diligent in keeping to my plan. Keeping my plan a simple 3-day commitment made it a lot easier. As my miles increase, I'll jump to four days, but that's where I'll stop. For me, going to 5+ days tends to boost my chances of injury due to the decreased recovery time.