191 min (18 mi), sunny & 74 degree
Progress On Stamina Development
Four weeks ago, when I started my stamina training phase, I ran a long run of 18 miles for 3 hours and 21 minutes. Today, under similar environmental conditions, I ran the 18 miles for 3 hour 11 minutes.
Don’t have any scientifically proof that my stamina has improved, but I do feel less exhausted today as compared to the last time. And under the same time cap for my maximum long run, I could have run 1 additional mile.
Don’t get me wrong, 18 miles is not easy on any given day. When I finished my run today, I do not want to take another step. But with one more week of the stamina training remaining, I am going to maximize it before moving onto the next phase.
How could you tell if your stamina has improved?