It may be disappointing to have to rebuild your fitness during your recovery but I find it very rewarding to see and feel the return to previous levels.
Measure. And record improvements on a spreadsheet so you can look at the graph whenever enthusiasm wanes. Waning is a risk in the period June-July
Thanks TT. I was feeling pretty good before going to NZ, but now have some work to do to get back to that level.
Invis - that's what AP is for. However, l don't think there's going to be any improvement for a while
AP doesn't really visualise improvement. It doesn't show my golf improvement anyway (maybe becoz there isn't one)
Improvement comes in many forms and I regret when some people think that faster times or greater distances are the only markers of improvement. Feeling of being in control of a run (which I almost never have) can be an improvement; feeling stronger or getting through a bad patch in a run are also signs of improvement. Hard numbers aren't the whole story. Yes they re quantifiable and good motivators but they would be better used after the 'returning' period.
I think coming back from injury or illness the best chance to quantify. Its when the fastest gains are made.
I'm not making any gains yet, unfortunately. Maybe another week or two (hopefully in time for Wagga!)
When you go to Wagga make time to visit the Australian Glass Museum - adjacent to the Art Gallery. We always go when in Wagga.