Yesterday was my last chance for a medium distance hike before the long 21-mile 5 Valley challenge next weekend. Continue reading Training Log: 12 mile walk, last long one before Stroud 5 Valleys
Stravaiging is a verb and it means wandering aimlessly.
A stravaiger, of course, is a person who goes stravaiging. Continue reading Ways of walking: Stravaiging
On Tuesday I set off for a walk around Hambleton Peninsula, one of my favourite short walks.
It was an interval training day, as designated in my training plan for the Stroud Five Valleys’ walk. For those who don’t know, interval training is the discipline of walking as fast as you can possibly can for a few minutes, followed by a recovery period of walking at a more relaxed pace. Continue reading Training log: interval walking around Hambleton Peninsula
Some really encouraging facts about walking. And I bet some of these are new to you.
My usual ‘long’ rambles vary between 8 to 13 miles in length. I find any distance greater than 10 miles fairly taxing. And my usual walking pace is 2 miles an hour. Yes, that includes photography, snack and toilet stops, but it’s pretty slow. Also I am in the habit of stopping after 7 miles or so for a lunch break. Continue reading Walk training schedule: gearing up for 21 miles.
Take your artist for a walk, the two of you. A brisk twenty-minute walk can dramatically alter consciousness.
in The Artists Way.
For years I have simply gone out and walked, and walked the next day, and the day after. And, when I’ve finished my walking sessions, I come home and put my feet up.
Of course, we all walk every day. And so, in a sense, we are always walking and constantly in-training for walking.
So why talk about training for walking? Continue reading Training for Walking: is it necessary?
To pootle is:
- According to the Oxford Dictionaries, “to move or travel in a leisurely manner”.
- Or, according to the Cambridge Dictionaries “to move somewhere slowly and with no real purpose”.
Up until now, I regarded walking as something I do when I go on my coastal expeditions. I walk around the coast. That’s what I do. And I rarely walk anywhere else. Indeed, I call all non-coast ramblings wasted walking!
Names are important. The labels you attach to things – and the labels you attach to yourself – really do matter.
Foolishly, I had started to call myself a long-distance walker. And then I took a look at the Long Distance Walkers’ Association web site. Wow. These people walk 25 miles, 50 miles, 100 miles – all in one go! Continue reading Call yourself a long-distance walker?