Weekly Walking Challenge

Old 03-27-2010, 11:51 AM
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Friday....3/26.....3 miles outside
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:56 PM
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Hello 14.5 miles for me this week
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:01 PM
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Mary;
Thanks for the kind words & the ideas. I think I do need to adjust my food intake a bit I've had a few days that were still too low, & I've been kind of tired & worn out too.
Still on the journey, to better health. I WON'T QUIT!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:27 PM
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just joined this post and the gym, I walk my dog everyday, will start posting my process
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:36 PM
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Today & tomorrow I'm going to garden (ok...pull weeds) until I have no extra energy. But I will start walking on Monday...I'll even put by pedometer on while I garden...anyone know how about many steps to a mile?
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by fitgirl63 View Post
Today & tomorrow I'm going to garden (ok...pull weeds) until I have no extra energy. But I will start walking on Monday...I'll even put by pedometer on while I garden...anyone know how about many steps to a mile?
Well it would depend on the length of your stride....there are 5,280 feet in a mile...

a quick google search

How many steps in a mile?

One mile is equal to 5280 feet. Most people say it takes about 2000 steps for every mile. Of course everyone's stride is different. An average stride is usually somewhere between 2 and 3 feet in length. So on average it takes between 1760 and 2640 steps to complete one mile.

To measure your stride mark a distance of 50 feet. Now walk this distance and count your steps. Divide 50 by the number of steps and that is your stride length. Now, divide 5280 by your stride length to find your "average steps per mile".


What is considered a good fitness walking pace?

An average fitness walking pace is close to a 15 minute mile. But, a good pace will vary depending on your fitness level, walking technique, walking goals, and terrain. For general fitness walking you should walk at a pace that increases your heart rate, and you can maintain for 30 to 60 minutes. Use the talk test... if you can't speak without gasping for air you are walking too fast. If you are walking slow enough that you can carry a tune you are probably walking too slow.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:12 AM
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Sat....3/27.....7.25 miles

outside with the family and to the grocery store
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:00 PM
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Tues: 2 miles
Wed: 3 miles
Thurs: 3 miles
Friday: 1 mile
Saturday: 2 miles
Sunday: 2 miles
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:15 PM
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Thanks for the info. I vaguely remember putting on my pedometer once while I was on the treadmill and for some reason 1 mile =2200 steps sticks in my mind. Since I'm short that seems about right. Anyway 4 hrs in the yard (manual pruning) was over 1000 calories -- seems a bit high, but I'll take it. I only walked 942 steps (my blackberry bushes were very dense), but I feel it today in my arm/shoulder and legs. I'm guessing the legs is from stretching and bending. I didn't lose any weight yesterday -- but I mentally know it was better for me to be gardening than watching TV and eating cheetos.

Thanks for the response. I'll probably spend another 3-4 hrs in the yard today (starting in a couple of minutes)...I have to admit, I'd rather watch TV and eat cheetos...but I love eating my blackberries and seeing/smelling my flowers.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:22 PM
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Default Week 3 Walking Challenge Results 55.25 miles

Hi Everyone, Here are week 3 results- will start new thread- look for it!

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mandevil7............ 14
shell250.................4
finally free73........ 6.5
pattialbert........... 12
toofarwest...........20.25

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