Slow. I gotta keep telling myself that. Because it's been less than a year that I've been asking this body to do this kind of work, after decades of not doing it. My next "run" isn't always faster than my last, and gains on the elliptical don't translate exactly to the trail. I have to just keep getting out there with the attitude of, "I'll know what my progress is when I have it."
This requires a lot more patience for me than learning to knit, I gotta say.