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Old 09-03-18, 08:09 PM
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Thanks, and the vast majority of my walking is utility walking, often with a relatively heavy backpack, and often up and down hills because that's just the terrain here.


Also, those kilometres don't include things like the 200 metre round trip to the toilet at work, all the stairs I climb, getting up on commercial breaks and walking around the house doing bits of housework or whatever, walking between classes or in stores, etc. etc.
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Originally Posted by Machka
Thanks, and the vast majority of my walking is utility walking, often with a relatively heavy backpack, and often up and down hills because that's just the terrain here.
That's even more impressive

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Also, those kilometres don't include things like the 200 metre round trip to the toilet at work, all the stairs I climb, getting up on commercial breaks and walking around the house doing bits of housework or whatever, walking between classes or in stores, etc. etc.
Well, not me. My VivoActive HR keep tracks of all the steps I make. Mind you, while riding, at an average of 85 RPM for 45 minutes, those 7,650 'circular steps' I make twice a day are not accounted for...
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As of September 21 ...

951.81 km of walking/running in 191.4 hours.

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I can take my dogs for a walk. Not so for a ride.
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I can take my dogs for a walk. Not so for a ride.
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Not even with something like this?

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I don't think my Corgi would be able to keep up and KC is an older dog and I don't want to kill him yet.
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Have problems with my knees. Walking aggravated the problem. MY doctor said that cycling is much better for the knees. Found this is true. Ride every other day and zero knee problems. Plus a lot more fun than walking.
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Walking ... and some Running!

YTD for the past 4 years.

Friday, 13 November 2015 ... 938.90
Sunday, 13 November 2016 ... 923.12
Monday, 13 November 2017 ... 1055.32
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 ... 1147.46
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Just ran 12 km ... my longest run ever!
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Originally Posted by frogman
Have problems with my knees. Walking aggravated the problem. MY doctor said that cycling is much better for the knees. Found this is true. Ride every other day and zero knee problems. Plus a lot more fun than walking.
I can't tell you to ignore your doctor, but if I had listened to mine I'd resign to spend the rest of my life as an invalid. Like my mother and father before me I refuse to take that route. The less exercise you get the greater your infirmity will become.

When my knees began to go I increased my exercise, and lo and behold my knees didn't get worse, they got better...a lot better! Sure I still suffer from aches and pains from time to time, but nowhere near as badly as when I just gave up and became sedentary. No machines or walker are anywhere in my near future.

I love walking and always have since I was an early adolescent. I refuse to quietly into the night, and most certainly without a fight to maintain my health. But that's just my own alternate perspective. You do whatever you think is best for you.

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Walking and Running Totals

2018 - 1357.1 km
2017 - 1302.52 km
2016 - 1133.02 km
2015 - 1131.7 km
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It's now 4 days after my 9th Walt Disney World Marathon and my legs are finally beginning to feel somewhat OK. Had done very little walking training since last year's Marathon due to knee issues so I tried to make bicycling longer distances fill in for the lack of pavement pounding. I knew my body would hold up for the expected 6.5 to 7 hours I would need because I had been riding 6 to 10+ hours on a regular basis. Body did good but right knee blew out at mile 25 and left knee began to complain shortly after.

We go thru all 4 Theme Parks plus ESPN Wide World of Sports and I also detour off of the course at mile 15.5 to go to McDonald's for my M&M McFlurry. Was thinking that this was my last one BUT already made reservations for staying next year to go for number 10.

https://www.relive.cc/view/2076484021 Had to use wife's Garmin since I left my band at home.
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It's now 4 days after my 9th Walt Disney World Marathon and my legs are finally beginning to feel somewhat OK. Had done very little walking training since last year's Marathon due to knee issues so I tried to make bicycling longer distances fill in for the lack of pavement pounding. I knew my body would hold up for the expected 6.5 to 7 hours I would need because I had been riding 6 to 10+ hours on a regular basis. Body did good but right knee blew out at mile 25 and left knee began to complain shortly after.

We go thru all 4 Theme Parks plus ESPN Wide World of Sports and I also detour off of the course at mile 15.5 to go to McDonald's for my M&M McFlurry. Was thinking that this was my last one BUT already made reservations for staying next year to go for number 10.

https://www.relive.cc/view/2076484021 Had to use wife's Garmin since I left my band at home.

Congratulations!!!


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It is now 5 days since my Cadbury Marathon half-marathon.


The write up I did ...


Sunday -- Today I ran my very first Half Marathon!!! 21.2 km.

Stats according to Strava
Distance: 21.30km
Elevation: 177m
Moving Time: 2:51:15
Elapsed Time: 2:53:17
Pace: 8:02/km
Calories:1,694

I had done four 10Ks in the past year, and so I figured I was ready. I signed up for the Cadbury Marathon and selected half marathon. Then I started training in earnest ... for about a week or so. December was an incredibly busy month and I wasn't able to get in as much training as I wanted, but I still tried to walk lots, run when I could, cycle when I could and climb stairs.

Fortunately I had 16 days off over the Christmas break and I was able to be active every day.

I ran a 12 km two weeks ago, and a 14.4 km last weekend. The 12 km went all right ... the 14.4 went all right while I was running, but I felt awful after. I'm actually glad that happened because it altered my strategy for the better.

This past week, I just walked in order to give myself rest.

Today, I was up at an absolutely unearthly hour of the morning (4 am), on the road by 5 am, and at the event by 5:45 am.

The marathon runners were set off at 6 am, and my event went at 6:30 am. Rowan's event (5K) went at 8:45 am.

It was a perfect day ... blue sky and hardly any wind. The starting temp was 10C and it gradually increased to 18C by the end.

I followed my revised strategy which appeared to give me the energy to the end. Rather than running on an empty stomach the whole way, I was doing gatorade and water at the drink stations, and Gu Energy Chews along the way. I also ate about half an hour before the run. Fuel is good!

And then I settled into my pace and jogged.

My legs were cooperative until about 18 km when they decided they'd had enough of this nonsense, and that's when I started walking & jogging.

I finished in 02:51:11 which was faster than my estimate. I had guessed I'd be somewhere between 3 and 3.5 hours.

AVERAGE PACE: 08:06
OVERALL: 653 OF 694
FEMALE: 342 OF 377
F (50-54): 36 OF 39

A nice solid back-of-the-pack finish for my first half marathon!!


And Rowan? He did his 5K in 46 minutes ... mostly jogging with a little walking. I was so proud of him.


We got our bags of chocolate and stuff from Cadbury, and great medals! We shared hot chips while watching the presentations for the top 3 of each event. Then we came home and slept for about 3 hours.

I'm quite stiff and sore, and I think Rowan is too a bit. We'll see how I go walking briskly to the bus tomorrow!

But nevertheless, I'm thrilled to have done a half marathon!!



Epilogue: Turns out I tore (slightly) one of my quads in my right leg, so I can walk slowly and cycle, but no running for a bit.
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Originally Posted by Machka
Congratulations!!!
Thanks


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..........................Epilogue: Turns out I tore (slightly) one of my quads in my right leg, so I can walk slowly and cycle, but no running for a bit.
OUCH!!! Rest and relax or it will come back to bite you again. Great half marathon.
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Walking To Date
2019 - 145.17 km
2018 - 239.1 km
2017 - 236.35 km
2016 - 124.7 km
2015 - 112.55 km
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Originally Posted by Machka
Walking To Date
2019 - 145.17 km
2018 - 239.1 km
2017 - 236.35 km
2016 - 124.7 km
2015 - 112.55 km
gets me tired just look at that
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Pavement is good for wheels and bad for feet.
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Walking To Date
2019 - 213.91 km
2018 - 328.5 km
2017 - 312.75 km
2016 - 195.05 km
2015 - 181.36 km


Starting to pick up the pace a bit with the walking ... back at uni!
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... and despite what I said two posts ago, today I walked the mile into town and back for a one-stop errand. Tried to stay off the pavement and wore my good hiking boots.

What I like best about walking is all the stuff I see that I wouldn't any other way. And, I found a 10mm combination wrench that came home with me.
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Walking To Date

2019 - 382.3 km
2018 - 540.8 km
2017 - 491.8 km
2016 - 388.5 km
2015 - 367.2 km
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Annual Walking Totals - to August 25

2015 - 670.8 km
2016 - 670.2 km
2017 - 739.1 km
2018 - 860.1 km
2019 - 687.7 km
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Annual Walking Totals - to September 27

2015 - 757.0 km
2016 - 743.2 km
2017 - 854.5 km
2018 - 967.9 km
2019 - 794.5 km

And ... I completed Strava's Escape Challenge, mainly with walking! Plus 2 days of rowing and 2 days of cycling.
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