Did my second B210k run today. It was a very hilly route - so i was not sure what too expect- the hills were killing - but actually not undoable and not as daunting as they usually are. Caught a sunshine window - and it all felt good. I am definitely getting stronger and can sustain a better running pace.
So my message is patience - I have been v grumpy about not getting better and feeling like the slowest tortoise. But those capacity building runs and interval training do pay off. I have been reading a book on running which talks about comfortable running speeds and the building up of your cardio vascular system to cope with extra demands of running and your heart being a muscle responding to that training. All makes sense now
So I am in a very happy place - slightly achy - but know that is a good sign _ as my muscles will be stronger next time, slightly buzzy feeling, but also chilled and happy with the world at large. Happy days