skilsaw said:I've bought a Spanish language course on CD and after a good spurt of energy going through the first half, I'm having difficulty being disciplined enough spend 1/2 hour per day on the second half of the course.
David, Victoria, Canada.
I've done a few 12 mile hikes and a couple of 15 mile hikes on weekends while walking 5-8 miles/day during the week (all I have time for). The long hikes haven't been the problem. It's the next day where my legs are really tired. Looking at the route I'm taking (http://elcaminodethomas.blogspot.com/2009/06/revised-stages.html), it looks like I'll have to average 15 miles every day! I'm honestly a little concerned about my ability to do that.alexwalker said:Will pack my rucksack and practice a few walks of 20 kms or so in varied terrain/hillroads to make sure I am capable. Also studying some Spanish an hour/day.
That's a very good point. When I do my training walks, I do them relatively quickly and only stopping to refill a water bottle. But I'm doing that on purpose, to build strength and stamina for the real thing. I figured that when training for a marathon, you do spring drills, even though you never actually sprint a marathon. So by the same token, I'm doing my training walks at a quicker pace and once a week with a jog. I guess once I get out there, I won't have much choice except to keep pushing ahead.alipilgrim said:Don't forget you have all day to walk.
LonghornPilgrim said:I plan on walking from SJP on September 29 so I might see you there or somewhere on the way.