It was around this time last year that I started writing up my Training Manifesto series, which was basically a brain dump of the things I had compiled over time in my head. Part of it was out of frustration over what I kept reading about from various sources online and knew was misleading most people to workout differently than they should, and part of it was as a reminder to myself to avoid the same common pitfalls many athletes experience each year.
Well, I couldn't have said it much better than this. You just have to remember - patience, consistency, and long term vision are the keys to getting and STAYING fast.
Don't sacrifice your short term goals, if your longer term goal is to get faster.