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    JJinWI replied to the thread How do you train for the Camino?.
    The big difference is nordic walking involves a very intentional push backwards with your hiking pole which propels the hips forward. If you are doing it correctly, you will feel the burn in your arms/shoulders when you first start nordic...
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    JJinWI replied to the thread How do you train for the Camino?.
    OR send your bags ahead on the first day so you can cross the Pyrenees without your backpack.
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    JJinWI replied to the thread How do you train for the Camino?.
    Here are the poles I used... They worked great and where $22!!! Amazon.com : Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles - Aluminum Walking Sticks with Adjustable Twist Locks Expandable to 54" (Set of 2) : Sports & Outdoors Cheers, -jj
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    JJinWI reacted to ortemio's post in the thread How do you train for the Camino? with Like Like.
    Hi C, Living in flat Florida is tough to train for the variable terrain in Spain. So my training adaptation is to train every day about 10km with the following additions ... 1) This one helps so there are no surprises when you add the backpack...
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    JJinWI replied to the thread How do you train for the Camino?.
    I Nordic walked my Camino and found it very beneficial. It really helped me going uphill and saved my knees on the downhill. I ended up teaching a few pilgrims how to Nordic walk while on the Camino. Since most/many people on the Camino have...
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    JJinWI replied to the thread How do you train for the Camino?.
    Everybody is different! But here is what worked for me - YMMV. A little background first - I did the French Way in 2018 when I was 62, was not in great shape and started hiking my Camino at the end of May: Feb 1 Took the batteries out of the TV...
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