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Long legs

Luco

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I've never tried this long a walk before, done lots of day hikes and stuff, but never something like this, and I was wondering what it was like doing 40-50 kms in a day. Is it possible? I'm in good physical shape, but not quite sure what kind of long distances I'm able to travel on a regular basis.
 
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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
In 2002 when I walked the camino Frances with two friends (74yrs & 56yrs) we managed ± 30kms per day very comfortably and didn't feel as though we were missing out on any of the sights. Many churches, museums - even shops - close between 12pm and 4pm for siesta anyway so we just ambled on until we decided to stop. We are all used to walking marathons and ultra-marathons so 30kms was easy for us.
Some pilgrims who were doing 15km to 20kms a day thought we were crazy! But, it is all relative to your fitness level, what you are used to walking and what is comfortable for the individual.
There were a few pilgrims who race-walked past us - doing up to 60kms per day. We thought they were crazy!!
Let your body dictate how fast or how far to walk. You will soon get into a rhythm and when you are in your 'Zone' you will be surprised at how easy the walking becomes.
Just don't rush it and injure yourself.
 

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