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First week of resumed walking

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Today wraps up my first week back at walking. I am using my Nordic walking poles — more exercise with no perceptible increase in effort, but more important more enjoyable than walking without them, plus using them greatly improves my walking posture. In addition, using them results in greater stride length and faster pace, so I finish quicker.

My morning walk today was 3617 steps in 33 min 33 seconds, so about 108 steps/minute. According to my odometer app it was 1.86 miles. I picked up additional steps today running some errands — all to the good, but without benefit of the Nordic walking poles.

As I get in better shape, walk will get a little longer. Target is about a one-hour walk, which in the past has been about 3.8 miles.

Written by Leisureguy

30 July 2021 at 6:52 pm

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  1. Congratulations! A one hour walk at a speed of about 4 mph for anyone over say age 60 is commendable.

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    Steve Riehle

    31 July 2021 at 3:14 pm

  2. My speed was about 3.32 mph. Today, I did a little better: 3.34 mph, but also longer: 55:35:00 — almost an hour. Tomorrow I’ll take off, and then resume this 55-minute route for a week before I extend it.

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    Leisureguy

    31 July 2021 at 3:21 pm


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