So far this week I have pretty much followed the plan. Granted, we're only a few days in to the week, but it's good not to stray too far without good reason.
So far this week I have played through several games in Steve Giddin's book The English: Move by Move. I finished the chapter on 1...e5 and have moved on to the chapter on 1...c5.
In addition I have done some minimal work with Mihail Marin's The English Opening - Volume One. This is the volume that covers the 1...e5 responses. I need to dig in and really learn some of this material.
Particularly I want to play the Botvinnik lines against setups involving ...g6. Giddin's book does minimally cover that material, but Marin's book covers it in depth since it's a repertoire book rather than a brief overview.
Additionally I've gone back to something I had gotten away from for a while, and that is doing daily tactics puzzles. I have been making great use of Chess Tempo to work on puzzles for 15-20 minutes per day. I have been trying to do this as a warm up before doing the "heavy lifting" so to speak.
If you are reading this and you have some advice for me I'm all ears!