And the results are really starting to show in my performance charts (the blue line is overall fitness, pink is fatigue levels, yellow is "freshness"). You can see clearly an improvement in fitness, though the significance of the scale eludes me at the moment, upwards seems good to me.
What really caught my interest was the small dip in fitness where I didn't do much while I was sick - the big drop in the pink line - really was quite small in the grand scheme of things. My fatigue level dropped significantly, which helped me recover from being ill and conversely the freshness level goes up and I'm back on my feet again not much lost over that 2.5 week period of two illnesses back to back (one chest infection and a gastric thing). Onwards and upwards now and I'm looking forward to see how things shape over the coming weeks and months.