Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Nice Day for a Walk

When I got home from work today my legs were kind of stiff, so I decided to go for a walk. I have been wondering what my fast walk speed is, so I walked the first kilometer of my running route and back. My average speed for the 2K was 9:17/K (14:57/M).

Back in the 1990’s when I was doing IVV Wanderings (marches) I could walk a 20K (12+ miles) in about 2:50:00, or an average pace of 8:30/K (13:41/M). I think if I power-walked regularly I could probably get back to this speed.

I walked a IVV (International Wandering Club) marathon in 1995 in just under 6 hours. I should note that I jogged some of the down hill sections though.

The main reason that I am curious about my walking speed is that I anticipate having to walk some of the uphill sections of the 50K in May. I am thinking I should train my long runs with this in mind.

Planning a walking strategy sounds like a great idea!
oh yeah, practice your walking!!!
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