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  1. W

    Camino walk intensity -advice/opinions needed

    Hello, I will walk the Camino for the first time in September. Route - Senda Litoral. I am not too concerned about my physical condition, I exercise 4 times a week (strength workouts - gym), but I would like some advice. 1. How do you prepare for the trip, I mean for a couple of months to walk...
  2. TorontoGMan

    Super Paranoid....Can i REALLY Do This?

    Update: Have heard some amazing support and advice, and trying hard and to take it (listening to my bod) to heart! Quite honestly I am hoping I won't be in that group of injured, either physically or emotionally! 1. I CANNOT get the damn bag down in weight! Me, 193lbs and pretty fit bag, 30...
  3. Paula P

    I'm so discouraged!

    Today is the first time I've gotten blisters while training for our camino in July! I thought I had my shoe/sock combo all worked out. My feet have been fine on our 10-12 mile hikes so far (except for my plantar fasciitis but that is another story). Those hikes were all one day training though...
  4. TorontoGMan

    Ride share 26 May, San Sebastian to SJPP

    Anyone coming to SJPP via San Sebastian on the 26th? Share a train, or other transportation? Would like to get there early...I think the train gets there around 1030hrs, (if it's running these days?) and would love to make it with you!
  5. Trekker One

    Keeping Motivation for Pre-Camino Walking/Training.

    I'll be walking again this fall, so to keep up my motivation for the daily walks, I have used my phone to log my accumulated kilometers. I then compare where I would be assuming I left St. Jean. So with 471 kilometers logged so far this year, this puts me just west of Leon roughly around Trabajo...
  6. Brightmore

    Obtaining Anticoagulants from Spanish Pharmacies with a UK Prescription whilst on Camino

    Hey everyone, I will hopefully start my camino in late May and, as discussed in THIS post, will be doing so having recently suffered a DVT. This means I will be on anticoagulants, likely injectables, specifically enoxaparin sodium. I hope to walk from SJJP to Muxia, via Finisterre, so would...
  7. Brightmore

    Recent DVT, Camino Frances and reliable way to transport baggage/medication

    Hello everyone, I am disappointed to report I was recently diagnosed with a DVT in my left leg and it has thrown my planned camino in early June into total disaray. Whilst I know I have a genetic disposition to clotting, it seems my long hours sitting poorly during my office job is chief...
  8. P

    Training, heavy rain for 2 weeks

    Sorry if wrong place. I'm 4 weeks out from starting the camino. Starting to up the training kilometres. Weather forecast for next 2 weeks is heavy rain. Any tips for alternative training or is it a case of just suck it up and put on the rain gear and get out? Main concern is walking for 2...
  9. H

    Training Partner - Central Florida

    I would like to get a few longer day or even overnight hikes in prior to heading out to do the Camino Frances in May. I'm also thinking of doing a really short section (couple days worth) of the Appalachian Trail to work training elevation gains since there aren't a whole lot of hills in...
  10. kristenwalks

    Training for Camino?

    In May I’ll be doing my second Camino (Camino Portugues from Porto). My first was last April (Camino Frances). I walk a ton normally and didn’t do any training for my first Camino, but am curious any recommendations/to hear what everyone else does.
  11. SabsP

    Where do ( did ) you walk ( locally ) in 2023?

    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.
  12. jungleboy

    2022 Steps

    Just for fun, here’s my year in steps. This is the highest daily average of steps that I’ve had in a calendar year. Worst month: February, when I spent most of the month in the so-called ‘closed loop’ of the Winter Olympics in China in temperatures as low as -23 degrees Celsius. Best month...
  13. SirRon

    Getting in shape for the Camino

    After my then 12 yr old daughter's near death cardiac arrest in May 2021, I stopped worrying about myself entirely. My stress was through the roof that summer and along with that I stopped watching my diet and exercising. She is a fighter and with medicine and some lifestyle changes, she can...
  14. R

    Overweight on the Frances?

    I'm planning (yes, this far in advance!) for a 2024 trip, Camino Frances, starting in SJDPD. I'm pretty overweight (6'1, 265lbs; 185cm, 120 kg). I began at 285lbs. I'm also youngish (30) and in decent shape for someone my size (I've run a few half-marathons and comfortably walk about 20,000...
  15. Keith H

    Darn those downhill stretches suck - some ideas to strengthen your body for downhills

    Hey peeps 👋 In ‘real’ life I helped workers remain injury free so they could enjoy their retirement rather than finish work broken. An overlap I found with the work I did with them and with hiking was balance. The main issue I’ve found with going downhill is a lack of balance. It seems like a...
  16. E

    Physical training for the Primitivo

    Completed the Frances in early May. Considering/planning to do Primitivo in Mid Sept.22 How should I prepare for this hike as it is more physically demanding than the Frances. Please be good enough to share/advise me with your knowledge. Thank you.
  17. Gadflyparexcellence

    Encouraging news for walkers per NYT article
  18. DoughnutANZ

    How to hike the Camino without falling (too much)

    In a couple of other threads there has been discussion about some parts of the Camino Frances that some people consider to be difficult to walk safely. I could have posted to one of these but thought that it might be useful to try to communicate to a wider audience as my advice can be useful on...
  19. davebugg

    The Reasons to Train Prior to a Camino

    There are two common methods used by Forum members to achieve physical conditioning for long distance walking on a Camino pilgrimage. Training before starting a Camino Training during a Camino Training during a Camino involves deliberately moving at a reduced pace at the beginning of the...
  20. 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...

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