Posted: 21/11/2016 at 08:31
It does get easier, but then you might keep challenging yourself to go further so there are always going to be some challenging runs.
Don't make every run a 'race' if you run 3 times a week you should only probably be running one of the quite hard if that possible alternate between a hard run and a hill run, then a longer run, and a third almost recovery run.
Be flexible on the day, some days you will feel worse than others, it's not the end of the world if you feel a bit below par and just put in a gentle plod.
There are as many methods of running and plans out there as there are runners. Some say run hard, some say run really slowly, some say put a load of miles in, others fewer but maybe harder miles etc....
Either just carry on running, and hopefully enjoying it, or look up a plan that you like, not necessarily to follow, but to give you an idea on the sort of things to do.
For instance if you were looking at marathon / half marathon plans. They usually have you building up over a 3 week period, then a drop back week so you can relax a bit and recover, and then build up a bit again. So don't be afraid of easier weeks.
A lot just run for the fun of it, but some of us find it's a bit easier if you have a goal at the end of it. It doesn't matter what it is, just pick a goal maybe even a race that you want to do x time away and plan your running around that. Or if it's time then start to read up on how to get x time for x distance that you want
One last thing, don't compare yourself to others, your an individual, none of us can say if your runs above are average, great, world beaters, or not, it's down to you. So Enjoy it.