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  1. Pirsing

    Training Program

    Good day to everyone. What is best training for the Camino? Im 36 y.o. Right now im just walking in the forest/trail with 9 - 10 kg (20 - 22 pounds) backpack one time a week, but im not progressing with it. Everytime my feet get tired at the same distance. Usually when my feet get tired i walk...
  2. Brightmore

    COVID Walking the Camino when immuno-compromised or suppressed, so extremely vulnerable to C19

    Hello everyone, I don’t mean for this to be a controversial post, as I am genuinely looking for some advice or insight into walking the Camino when immuno-compromised or supressed, so clinically extremely vulnerable to C19. I suspect a fair minority will be in this position, as I have read it...
  3. Katherine Radeka

    Fitness Plan Six Weeks Out for Camino Francés

    Hi! I had planned to walk the Camino Francés in 2018 but ended up injuring my knee in training and having to bail out. I'd really like to avoid that this time. This time my husband is joining me, and he has low tolerance for pain. Walking to get into shape on the Camino isn't an option as...
  4. davebugg

    Tips for Uphill Walking or Hiking

    Copied and edited from one of my earlier posts -------------------------------- If a person has some level of cardio fitness, making it up a long uphill grade is a matter of pace, maintaining calorie intake, hydration, and utilizing meaningful breaks. 1. As you head uphill, adjust your pace to...
  5. C

    Walking pains - advice

    I'm training for my first Camino and already noticed some pains. I was wondering if you experienced peregrinos felt something similar and can share some tricks: - I have a persistent pain in the joint of the big toe of my left foot. It persists for days after the walks. Tried to put tape during...
  6. David with new Kit!

    What do you do in between caminos?

    I'm just wondering how everyone keeps themselves off the couch, in between caminos? My wife and I completed the CF in October 2021 and apart from a few aches we were pretty happy with it, so we decided that we will do the Camino del Norte in September 2022. We have been walking around 12kms a...
  7. t2andreo

    Training for the Camino

    I found this while doing my morning - all points news reading. Generally, I will read anything that might have a Camino tie-in. This does. I read the article and found the recommendations to be very good and valid - especially for persons unaccustomed to the Camino de Santiago. Many of the...
  8. SabineP

    Where do ( did ) you walk ( locally ) in 2022?

    A new year. Looking forward seeing your gorgeous pictures from all over the world. Thumbnails and resizing the pictures is always nice as not to overload the system here.
  9. G

    Physical prep

    How did you prepare physically for your Camino and would you do anything differently.
  10. D

    Training walk in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    For folks look for trails for practice walks for CF and CP in Greater Toronto Area (GTA), I would recommend the Seaton Trail in Pickering and several trails within the Rouge National Urban Park, Scarborough. Please send me a personal message if information for these trails is needed.
  11. Flig

    Road 25k Different from Trail 25k

    Planning on taking the Primitivo route this Sept. Practicing for the flat paved stretch around Lugo. Just finished a 25k walk, with pack and no trekking poles. Man, there is a significant difference between walking on the pavement and walking on trails and graveled roads. Faster pace on the...
  12. David

    Pre-Camino walking regimes - are they worth it? Do they work? Are they needed?

    Ivar recently posted that some small alterations to the site were being made to the forum to realign with the core mission "Where past pilgrims share, and future pilgrims learn" - sooo .... I was thinking about how much pre-pilgrims can be concerned about being "fit enough", which although a...
  13. Robo

    Video- How to STOP being a Chubby Pilgrim

    A bit of a personal journey, what worked and what didn't, that might help or motivate other Pilgrims who are 'challenged' with their body weight. I know it can seem like a hopeless cause at times. A few people have asked me how I managed to lose 18 kgs so far (40 lbs) and am well on track to...
  14. Stinky Pilgrim

    Something to motivate you in your pre-Camino training

    An inspiring story of an 89-year-old walker from Seattle who is nearing the 20k mileage mark (since Feb. 2011). I'd say he is Camino-ready...
  15. FRM

    Training on a treadmill.

    Does anyone have experience training using a treadmill? I want to add the treadmill to my biking/walking regime. This would be in addition to walking outdoors. We have recently purchased a treadmill and it seems good way to get miles in during bad weather. Does wearing a full pack on a...
  16. C clearly

    How do you train for the Camino?

    Since many people are seriously hoping for a walk in 2021, I'm starting this thread on training for the Camino. Walking is almost always very good for you, whether or not you get to Spain, so there is every reason to build it into your life style. Now. But walking is slow - typically 3-6 km/h...
  17. SabineP

    Where did you walk ( locally ) in 2021?

    Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Looking forward seeing your pictures and stories behind it.
  18. Robo

    Confessions of A Fat Pilgrim - for those carrying a few Extra Pounds

  19. Peregrinopaul

    Body weight. Who cares?

    I have to admit that I take this seriously. Before I go on Camino I try to shed a few kilos. OK, I'm on a bike, which is different to most of you, but I am very conscious of the fact that going up a gradient every extra kilo hurts. 3 kilos less in body weight translates to 3 more kilos more I...
  20. mspath

    20000 steps a day

    Isaac Fitzgerald in The Guardian 06/11/2020 recounts his way for walking through the pandemic while exploring NYC. and getting in shape Another example of how to keep on keeping on wherever you might be during this difficult time. Whenever we may walk we can identify with Fitzgerald who writes...
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