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    Staying fit after the Camino

    I have just finished walking the Camino Frances for the second time. Like last year when I had finished, I am now super fit. At least, my legs are so strong. I love being able to walk up steep hills effortlessly. However, last year, over time, I gradually lost that fitness and by the time I...
  2. nickymd1

    How much training do we really need?

    So here's the thing: I live in Europe in a city where we walk *a lot*. I regularly walk 10-12 km in a day in my ballet flats and my 5kg laptop bag slung over my shoulder without an issue, and I've gone on a few 20-25km training 'hikes' to some of the hidden treasures in my city (combining...
  3. Marcus-UK

    Camino Ingles - Thoughts

    I completed my first Camino in Mid September. I left it a few weeks before I decided to share my thoughts on this Camino. Unfortunately I chose the worst week to start my first Camino. There was torrential rain on most days and this made 3 days of the walk fairly miserable. I thought myself...
  4. S

    Is Arles to Toulouse suitable for limbering up?

    Hello Team Arles Route, We are presently looking into the best route to start the camino in France when we are both feeling a bit unfit. In truth, I used to walk about 5 miles a day until 10 weeks ago, and now feel out of shape from too much travelling and a winter bug. The idea of walking in...
  5. psychoticparrot

    Need basic fitness advice for the unfit and (relatively) old newbie

    Hello, all. My husband and I are both 64, in relative good health, are complete tenderfoots, have never done any serious walking or hiking in our lives ... and yet we both greatly desire to walk the Camino next year in April and May. We've been in Managua, Nicaragua, for the past 3 months and...

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