The ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.
"their secret is stamina rather than speed"
Synonyms: endurance, staying power, indefatigability, tirelessness, resistance, resilience, fortitude, strength, vigour, energy, staunchness, steadfastness, robustness, toughness, determination, tenacity, perseverance.
I walk as much as I can both up North and in Auckland, climb steep hills, kayak, play tennis and sometimes play golf but today, after a day of playing in a lawn bowls tournament I'm bloody stuffed.
There were about 60 people there playing bowls from 8.30 AM to about 4 PM and I was almost the youngest person there. I'm 65. Some of them were in their late 70s and I swear one woman looked like she was a nonagenarian. They all seemed to handle it OK and looked quite spry as I was fading in the afternoon.
I've noticed this before, when playing 18 holes of golf. I'd be happy to stop after 9 holes but these old buggers just keep going on and on like the Energizer bunny.
It's all a matter of doing what you're used to I guess. I'd be exhausted after cleaning slippery showers after an hour like Robert does but then, he'd probably be totally shagged out by having to have a sleep in, a late breakfast, reading the Listener and doing the crossword followed by dip in the bay. Go figure.