Re: Is this a way to tell you are running faster?
You're getting into better shape, naturally as you get fitter, your body will make more use of it's muscles. You might notice an increase in flexibility, stamina, etc. Your body is becoming more accustomed to your work, you should involve your warm up, and stretching to loose'n up. Also at a different time you should put more emphases in stretching to increase your range of motion, which will inturn will help you run faster by relieving your body's natural tendency to resist movement.
-You can use a bike/car odometer to figure out the distance on unmarked roads.
-Sprinting uses more range of movement which taps into muscles that before haven't been stressed in such a way. You should invest in a stopwatch, or a cheap sportswatch that will only put you back a couple bucks if that. People progress more when they have a reference, so you'd be wise to record your times, distance and whatever else is concerned. A Heart rate Monitor is something you ought'a look into also.
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