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Training for charity walk(5 posts)

Training for charity walkPEDDLEFOOT
Jan 26, 2004 12:32 PM
I'm planning on doing a 3 day Breast Cancer charity walk in August.My sister was diagnosed last year and I thought I would walk for her.My question is has anybody done this sort of thing and used cycling as cross traing? I will be walking 20 miles a day for three staight days.If I can cross train with the bike what type of riding should I do?Long ,slow distance seems the logical way but I'm not sure.I would really appreciate any suggestions.I have 7 months to train.
re: Training for charity walkcyclopathic
Jan 26, 2004 1:39 PM
with 3-4mph you're looking at 5-6hr walk, walking equivalent of century? Hiking will give you more specific training, in addition you could get aerobic conditioning by doing 70-100mi rides at lower effort.
re: Training for charity walk53T
Jan 26, 2004 1:51 PM
You should go to Disney World, get the weekend pass and walk around the park all day. Eat you lunch while walking, so you will be done in plenty of time each day to hit the pool and go out to dinner. Wear running shoes, good ones.

Seriously, are you really considering training for a 60 mile walk? What kind of shape are you in now?
Lots and lots of walking.MR_GRUMPY
Jan 26, 2004 1:59 PM
Make that lots and lots and lots of walking. You're going to have to give up at least two rides a week to put in your miles walking. If your feet aren't used to it, they are going to fold. There is a woman in my office that does it every year. She puts in at least three nights a week walking.
There's nothing like putting in a 50 mile ride, and then going walking for another two to three hours.
check with...Sadlebred
Jan 26, 2004 7:53 PM
Check with the organizers. Around here, the "3 day charity walks" usually held training sessions and provided some kind of a training program for first time walkers.

Don't forget the good shoes!