Doing a 16K walk in 5 weeks time..

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  1. Ange2009

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    your advice and tips please!!!:D
     
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    Hi Ange,
    Good footware is my top tip (Well fitting trainers/ walking shoes and padded coolmax socks will be invaluable- millets are good for these).
    Also a sports bra.
    How fit are you currently? Can you walk 3 miles in 1 hour? If so shouldn't be a problem increasing on that to get to 16km.

    Is it for charity? Quite an exciting challenge for you.

    I love walking and prob walk 20-25 miles per week with my two dogs and two years ago did a half marathon in record slow time but did finish and ran all the way- Never again though!

    Its a real achievement to do something like this, keep me posted on how it goes.

    Best wishes, Jenny
     
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    Jenny
    thanks for your reply!
    it is for charity, my mum has had breast cancer twice now
    I can do 4 miles in 60mins
    so I building on increasing that to more
    i wear orthotics as I have a recurring calf muscle tear in my leg following an accident
     
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    I did a half marathon midnight walk back in June - great fun but i was pretty tired the next day..

    As jenny said - good footwear is essential - we actually saw a girl walking in flip flops! and comfy loose clothing.

    We trained for a good few weeks beforehand by just simply increasing our distance every time we went out and before we knew it we could do 10 miles without batting an eyelid .

    If you start now you should be able to tackle it no problem. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks Maq, thats sounds great, midnight walk!
    well done!!
    I did 8 miles yesterday, and I did it in two hours
     
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    Wow Angie- thats a great walking pace and should set you up fantastically.
    Don't forget some stretches afterwards otherwise you may be very stiff and achey tomorrow!
    The midnight walks do so amazing- I too would love to do one sometime.
    jen x
     
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    Thanks Jenpen, the only reason I think I walk that fast now, is that I have spent the last 3 years pushing a double buggy, I can't believe how much easier it is to walk, minus the ubggy, so making a big effort to go out without it!!
     
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